Oscars 2016’s lack of Hispanics, Asians shows that Hollywood doesn’t get it

Editor’s Note: Lewis Beale writes about culture and film for the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and other publications. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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Lewis Beale: Oscar ceremony praised for addressing #OscarsSoWhite; so where were Asian and Hispanic Americans?

He says Chris Rock's joke stereotyping Asian-American kids drove point home: The Oscars are still clueless about America's diversity

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Don’t kid yourself about Sunday night’s Academy Awards. The Oscars still don’t get it.

With all the talk of #OscarsSoWhite, and the lack of diversity in the major acting categories – not a single African-American was nominated – the Oscars ceremony still showed a shocking cluelessness about what today’s America looks like.