Τρίτη, 11 Μαρτίου 2014

Turkey's PM Mr. Erdoğan's 'Othering' Is Unbearable

"Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live," said British director Steve McQueen when he received the Best Picture award at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony. Many people thought diversity was also a winner this year. For the first time, the academy gave the award for the best picture to a film directed by a black filmmaker, Mr. McQueen, for 12 Years a Slave, and a Latino, Alfonso Cuaron ofGravity, won the Best Director award. The ceremony also had a gay host and was supervised by the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Nowadays in the United States, talking about racial and ethnic diversity as a civic strength is very common and popular, but it wasn't so 50 years ago. However, when the civil rights movement started, White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) dominance became diluted. Now, aided by government-enforced diversity policies, the exclusive power of WASP elites has diminished. Today, every American is more optimistic about having a fair chance.

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