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  • 06.30.16

#OscarsNotSoWhite: The Academy gets more diverse

In the wake of the uproar over last year’s white-dominated Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a much more diverse new class of members on Wednesday:

— 46% of new members are female, increasing the overall share of the whole academy from 25% to 27%.

— 41% percent of new members are people of color, increasing overall share from 8% to 11%.

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