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Lupita Nyong'o Is Disappointed by Oscars' Lack of Diversity

Lupita Nyong'o Is Disappointed by Oscars' Lack of Diversity

Former Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is speaking out about the lack of diversity in the 2016 Oscars nominations.

The 32-year-old actress, who won an Academy Award for her performance in 12 Years a Slave back in 2014, released a statement on her Instagram account.

“I am disappointed by the lack of inclusion in this year’s Academy Awards nominations,” Lupita wrote. “It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture.”

“The Awards should not dictate the terms of art in our modern society, but rather be a diverse reflection of the best of what our art has has to offer today,” she continued. “I stand with my peers who are calling for change in expanding the stories that are told and recognition of the people who tell them.”

Lupita also included a quote from James Baldwin: “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

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Posted to: 2016 Oscars, Lupita Nyong'o

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