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The Sour Music of Discontent

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Ken Stiggers

Boneqweesha Jones: "Welcome to Boneqweesha Live Entertainment News and World Report, broadcasting live from the television studio of Hair Did University School of Cosmetology and Vocational Studies. The hot topic these days is diversity in Hollywood. A lot of folk are mad about the 'lily Caucasian' Academy Awards show and plan to boycott the ceremony. I asked Kunta 'Rahsheed X' Toby, renowned Ghetto Science Community revolutionary movie maker and media mogul, to answer my burning question: 'Who cares about chasing a dream that is always deferred"

Kunta 'Rahsheed X' Toby: "I guess those folk are concerned that 2 percent of the academy is black and less than 2 percent are Latino. Asians and Native Americans round out the academy's 6 percent minority membership. Keeping quiet about the academy's diversity issue doesn't help change things. There comes a time when those who neglect diversifying the film and television industry will have to face the sour music 
of discontent."

Boneqweesha Jones: "Oh, I see. Ethnic minorities are sick and tired of being sick and tired."

Kunta 'Rahsheed X' Toby: "That racial-, cultural- and gender-based mountain is one tough obstacle. Nevertheless, I will express my individual dark-skinned self without fear or shame. Therefore, I have no worries about what I create, because I have decided to be free within myself. Please check out my new movie, 'J.A. Rogers' From Superman to Man.' It will premiere at Clubb Chicken Wing's Hot Wing Happy Hour Black History Film Festival."

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