Oscars’ lack of diversity contributes to wider racial bias, experts say

The lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees has prompted a barrage of criticism, and it’s an issue that affects not only the film industry, but society as a whole, experts say.

“People who care about racial and gender justice really should care a lot about the [Oscar] nomination process and what’s valued in Hollywood,” said Phillip Atiba Goff, an associate professor of social psychology at UCLA specializing in race issues. Read on here.