Scholastic Publishing said on Sunday that it would halt distribution of a children’s picture book about George Washington and his enslaved household cook amid an outcry over its visual depiction of the former president’s slaves as happy, smiling workers.Other papers report:
From the Washington Post:Sometimes I think that the typical Barack Obama supporter has more racial hatred than the Ku Klux Klan.
Very white Oscar nominations leave Academy president ‘heartbroken and frustrated’
From the Los Angeles Times:
Oscars 2016: It’s time for Hollywood to stop defining great drama as white men battling adversity
From the Wall Street Journal:
Black Actors and Directors Shut Out of 2016 Oscar Race