Oscars 2015: ‘Is that how Hollywood sees black women?’

Welcome to the whitest Oscars since 1998.

Among some of the biggest snubs by the Academy this year is Ava DuVernay, the director of Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma.

Karen Hunter on Urban View listed off past notable Oscar-winning roles played by black actresses: Slave (Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind), abusive mother (Mo’Nique in Precious), “slut” and abusive mother (Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball), slave (Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave).

“Is that how Hollywood sees black women?”

Hear more of Hunter’s take on the Academy, which is notoriously comprised of older white men.

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