Aisha Harris and Eric Deggans discuss the Oscars and Hollywood’s diversity problem.

Will the Ideas Behind #OscarsSoWhite Inspire Real Change in Hollywood? 

Will the Ideas Behind #OscarsSoWhite Inspire Real Change in Hollywood? 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Feb. 25 2016 5:47 PM

It Goes Way Beyond the Oscars

What should be done about Hollywood’s diversity problem after #OscarsSoWhite is retired?

The 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2015.

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Listen to Episode 442 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, why the Oscars matter to the future of Hollywood. We discuss the ideas behind #OscarsSoWhite with Slate’s Aisha Harris and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans. Aisha recently wrote “Why Creed’s Best Picture Snub Mattersand Eric Deggans is the author of Race-Baiter. For the Spiel, scary Trump supporters.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.