Lupita Nyong'o

Actress Lupita Nyong'o says there's an "unconscious prejudice" in the Academy Awards nominations process.

The 32-year-old Mexican who won an Oscar for her role in '12 Years a Slave' in 2014, expressed disappointment in “the lack of inclusion in this year’s Academy Awards nominations,” which she says “has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture."

Nyong'o made the statements after celebrities called for a boycott of the Academy Awards for failure to nominate a black actor in a major awards category for 2 years in a row.

The actress said the Academy Awards should serve as “a diverse reflection of the best of what our art has to offer today."

She said she will “stand with my peers who are calling for change in expanding the stories that are told and recognition of the people who will tell them.”

But others say the Oscars, which is headed by a black female president, should stop caving to pressure by handing out participation trophies to actors based on skin color.

The Academy Awards, which awarded its first golden statuette in 1929, has a long storied history of recognizing stellar cinematic achievements regardless of skin color, sex or age.

Critics say nominations should be handed out to actors who are more deserving, not actors with more melanin in their skin.

Actress Janet Hubert, who starred as the original mom on 1990s sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air, blasted actress Jada Pinkett-Smith for boycotting the Oscars.

Pinkett-Smith called for a boycott of the awards show when her husband, Will Smith, did not receive an Oscar nomination.

“Girl please, why are you always speaking for your man?” Hubert said in a video posted on Facebook. “It was the best performance of his career, which says this is the best performance HE has ever done, not necessarily academy worthy.”

Photo: Splash News Online

  • CJ413

    The 32-year-old Mexican who won an Oscar for her role in ’12 Years a Slave’

    Wait...Lupita is Mexican?! ??

    Eh...it's no surprise!! Amerikkka loves our money but not the color of our skin!!

    And I'm madd Aunt Viv is still holding on to something from 20 years ago!! Get over yourself booboo!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    She was born in Mexico

  • Too Many Colors

    The 32-year-old Mexican
    ^^^^^
    Technical today huh?

  • Smith Jane

    Participation trophies? This faux outrage, from both blacks and yts, speaks volumes to how "we" (as a society) view black people. The same comments being made over Jada's statement, are the same comments being used to dismantle programs like affirmative action. People like SR & Wendy view yt people as being inherently smarter and more worthy, and they assume automatically that the black people, who may win Oscars or be considered for nomination, are unqualified and were unfairly accepted.

  • askquestions

    Even blacks are afraid of the truth.

  • Buttercup

    Tomorrow she'll be African and by Friday she'll be regular black.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Am I the only one who has watched a Nollywood film?

  • SummerBaby

    I don't believe at all the Oscars had out sympathy awards based on skin color.

  • yallcrazy

    She so pretty. That's a pretty face right there

  • SummerBaby

    I read a few weeks ago people complaining because Lupita said she's Mexican. Folks have so much faux outrage.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    A lot of people say Lupita didn't deserve an Oscar for her mediocre acting in '12'.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    But others say the Oscars, which is headed by a black female president, should stop caving to pressure by handing out participation trophies to actors based on skin color.

    ____________
    Wait .... I think every actress and Actor (black) deserved their awards .... IMO was not a sympathetic gesture ..... this is insulting those that have received recognition for their craft ..... This shyt done got on my damn nerves nah ....

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I didn't know her thighs were that phat. I thought she was like one of those boney african super models, designers go out of their way to find.

  • Smartypants

    Must be something in Kenyan genes. Obama, Lupita, and countless Olympic track stars. Excellence all around.

  • askquestions

    But that only proves Mrs. Smith's point.....The Academy will honor a half-baked performance as a slave, but somehow miss the chance to award a stellar performance for a role like Denzel in "Great Debators".

    Sandra, you're smart. But you continually contradict your personal views.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    She played the role of every slave masters fantasy.

    She won that award before the film even started rolling.

  • askquestions

    And got awarded from it.

  • askquestions

    Blacks get afraid when we talk about creating our own institutions because if challenges them to change some of their slave-like habits.

  • Too Many Colors

    I read that back when she first hit big. Stop calling yourself Mexican.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Mediocre to who you ? She captured every emotion in her scenes ... just because you lack the capacity to feel the pain through her emotions that she portrayed ... does not make her efforts mediocre ...... if I can feel the pain or passion from an artist .... they have done an excellent job .... another actor that has been robbed of awards is Leonardo Dicaprio ..... signed MovieBuff

  • Smartypants

    very true. I agree. However, my issue w/this whole situation is that no one can have a differing opinion without being called an uncle tom.

    I'm over it though. Ppl gonna drag the 2016 BET or EBT awards like they do every year so...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yess .... beautiful and very well spoken

  • Str8tUpMenace

    How's your ankle? Are we getting paid?? *giggles*

  • askquestions

    This is a reflection on us as citizens of a civilized democracy.

    1. A black Academy president, but no ethic nominees= Trick down effect. (We know how that doesn't work)

    2. If the movie was finically successful why do I need your award?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    How? I stated my opinion that black people should take more pride in our own and stop running to outsiders for acceptance. Black stars run to the Oscar Awards and the Grammys, but you have to beg them to attend black awards shows.

  • SameoleJ

    Let us just focus on the positive.....Lupita is an amazingly beautiful woman!! :)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile folks make it hard ... smh ..... and yes I agree .... let's do that.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Mexican ?
    I'm Ming Ming

  • Smartypants

    It's ok. Cast is getting on my nerves. However, EVERYDAY I'm grateful that it was my ankle and not my neck, ribs, or collarbone, and it is only temporary.

    I don't think suing will do much.

  • askquestions

    ....and main stream black artist will barely show up to pick up their awards....

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Glad it's ok. Did you get the surgery?

  • 1/8

    "But others say the Oscars, which is headed by a black female president, should stop caving to pressure by handing out participation trophies to actors based on skin color."

    Who wants a participation trophy? Who wants to be rewarded for simply showing up?

    In the words of James Brown: "I don't want nobody to give me nothing! Open up the door, I'll get it myself!"

    Moviemaking shouldn't be about awards. It should be about the art of storytelling, the gift of learning, and the act of entertaining.

  • 1/8

    Lupita is stunningly beautiful!

  • iWasteTime

    This Oscar debate is silly and the outcome of a much bigger issue in that industry. She won a award by playing a slave, Denzel by being a niggah saying, cussing, phucking, drug abusing cop, Halle by busssing it open for Billy Bob, Monique for playing what "they" all think the average black mother is. What movie with black actors in it deserved a award this year? What Actor? What actress?
    We are not represented in the background, why would we be at the time for accolades.

  • Smartypants

    Yes. Glad that's over. 2 pins and a screw. Don't remember much. Sent me home with plenty oxycodone, but I stopped taking it. IDK how these kids out here popping pills and functioning...sheesh. Those side effects are brutal. I myself needed some ex-lax. *kona*

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Right.

    You can be black and Mexican, black and Canadian, black and Greek, etc.

    People like that are intimidated by others being cultured.

  • Blue

    And Petty .. which is served here daily. LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I'm so over this race shyt

  • Smartypants

    This is my whole argument. Stop making Ride Along and make more movies worthy of an Oscar.

    The more SERIOUS black actors and actresses in the industry the better our odds of winning. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Simple math.

    ETA (I said it yday, but rewriting because it bears repeating):

    Leo is nominated dang near every year. He might not win, but he is nominated. All you have to do is look at the roles he takes on to see his passion for his craft.

    Some black actors and actresses are just playing around. They seem to not really want it. And here we are.

  • eljjai

    Lupita is new, if she wants to last she must learn to pick her battles with care and not to jump on every bandwagon. Speaking up now can only get her blackballed. Instead she should work on her resume, make great movies, win over people of all races then when she is a major player a la Julia Roberts then she can call shots that favor black people.

    And by the way, is that a boob job I spy?

  • Saharabutnotdry

    i think people don't like it when you acknowledge a birth place as a nationality but not where you were raised.

  • nicelyput32

    Especially for his role as The Wolf of Wall Street. Excellent performance.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    just thinking ........Lord knows this is not the time to make another Roots damn movie .... folks have gotten beyond got damn sensitive as hell ..... watch somebody will be boycotting that Jeezzzzz I just want to enjoy a flick and some good acting ... is that too damn hard .....

  • fRAktal Reality

    The PURE IRONY is that BLACKS are the original inhabitants in Mexico--and everywhere else!!

    Why do folks think English and Spanish are indigenous to the Americas? Are these the MOTHER TONGUES of the indigenous?? Why did the indigenous IDENTIFY themselves as tribes and ethnic groups in the Americas? They didn't all speak the same languages. Lazy, procrastinating non-thinkers, many are.

  • Di Ana

    Beautiful Nyongo!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Nyong'o is her tribal name, what else matters? Wherever she was born, she was going to be black as an ace of spades.

  • fRAktal Reality

    "People like SR & Wendy view yt people as being inherently smarter and more worthy" <<--They are NOT alone in their delusions.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Excellent Actor .... He was the truth in Django too....

  • GTFOHWTBS

    love that dress. she is a bad lady

  • fRAktal Reality

    Nope. Gollywood has some nice flix, too.

  • PhenomenalWomanThatIsMe

    I was with you until your last line. I agree that the Academy ONLY rewards performances that reinforce the stereotypes of us. However, this year, there were movies that told our stories that did NOT fall into that stereotype and were - of course - overlooked. Creed. Beasts of No Nation. Concussion.

  • nucynu25

    She is gorgeous

  • mela.reign77

    Very beautiful young lady!

  • 1/8

    Ask Oprah. She knows how it's done. ?

  • askquestions

    Oh, I agree. But you can't have this view ^^^, and also tacitly support "Aunt Viv's" jaded reply by dint of the words you choose to write your post with.

  • Smartypants

    That's only 3 movies. I'm sure there were other films with black actors/actresses. The issue is def. with the caliber of films black actors/actresses are in.

    They choose their roles.

    They're playing around. They don't really want it.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    She deserved every ounce of it ! And I'm people too .

  • PhenomenalWomanThatIsMe

    Preach!

  • askquestions

    Nationalities can vary..:::but when youre black, you're black.

    Can someone please tell the Dominicans this, please?

  • nucynu25

    I am over this Oscar mess . Fuk the Oscars our kids can't even go to clean schools or hve clean water & this what we fussing bout

  • SameoleJ

    2016 arrived and folks hung on the that negative energy. It is a battle, but we can win!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    They can only choose the roles that are made available to them. When they attempt to create (write/direct/produce) films that have black leads in roles of strength and substance they are not green lit or funded. However, if they want to do retrospective pieces, comedies, or films with men dressed as women....

  • askquestions

    Over it?! Lol. You feel powerless.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You mean Carmelo?

  • Saharabutnotdry

    So .. If I mother went to Italy for the sole purpose of delivering me there , do I have to identify as Italian ? Knowing that a week later I was back in the mother land where I grew up ?

  • askquestions

    I don't think they believe this....but I believe some blacks like feeling like an "exception"

  • Smartypants

    If we going hard though for Black actors/actresses in Hollywood, let's also go this hard and pay attention to the theater. The TONY awards.

    THOSE actors/actresses are considered largely more talented, but are paid less, travel more, etc.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    It's an agenda ! It's gets the people going ..

  • askquestions

    I don't know what you're talking about.

  • Smartypants

    Perhaps the issue is with finding funding sources..not with the award shows, then no?

  • fRAktal Reality

    Neither did Halle for getting down on all 4's to receive backshots from BillyBob Thornton. Neither did Denzel for playing an extremely rogue, crooked cop. Why did it take character degradation to qualify for an award recipient when both have demonstrated far superior dramatic skills in other roles?

  • askquestions

    Nationality= birth "nation".

    Race= ancestral root.

    What aren't people understanding?

  • SameoleJ

    Was Selma nominated?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Dominicans aren't dumb. They are playing politics, like everyone else.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • SameoleJ

    It gets the people redirected and less in tuned to bigger issues. Deflection at its best. Thank you, Jada hope they paid you well!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ^^^^ <3

  • Blaque Mahogany

    In my opinion, irrespective of the role they play, if it is played well they should receive the same acknowledgement and consideration as any other actor. The issue with the Oscars is that AA's are overlooked--not even considered.

    But to be clear my comment was in regard to you saying, that AA actors/actresses choose their roles. They can only choose from the options available. That's my point.

  • Buttercup

    Goodness

  • Buttercup

    Nope

  • Blak

    Can Lupita sit down please? Their was no nominations because their were no slave movies presented during the nomination period. If you want an Oscar then show images of slavery with the raping and beating of blacks for that nod. If Lupita is in such agreement she should give back her Oscar...this will be the last award she wins anyway

  • iWasteTime

    Creed is number 7 in the Rocky movies. It is not a "black" movie because Micheal B. Jordan was in it.

    Beasts of No Nation is not a Hollyweird film, though the same production team produced Trumbo (peep the themes of both those movies) and the reason why it was critically acclaimed internationally and straight to Netflix here. Has a movie that was not in the Theater, even on limited engagement ever won?

    I can't speak on Concussion . . .

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    FOH !!! Butter chile (see gif) what I really wanted to say

  • Smartypants

    Daniel Holtzclaw will be sentenced tomorrow. Please tune in/stay up on the story.

    Call your Congressmen and Congresswomen and ask them to support the End Racial Profiling Act of 2015.

    Read the Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing's report.

    Bigger fish to fry.

    Have a good afternoon all.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • fRAktal Reality

    Are you aware that the Oscar award is actually a statue of Ptah? Oscar is an anagram for Sokar. Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

    Why do Caucasians steal, repackage and appropriate AfRAkan symbols, artifacts and images as their OWN??? These culture vultures continue to corrupt our schitt and mock us at the same time by flouncing it in our faces.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • CJ413

    Had no idea...good for her

  • Smartypants

    Catch Me if You Can, Inception, Aviator, Titanic, Wolf of Wall Street, Django...the list can go on.

    He is an AMAZING actor. I haven't seen Revenant (for which he received this year's nom), but I hope he wins. Just like I hope SOC wins and the WKND for his 50 Shades song.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    So, um...are the spreadsheet multis at work right now? I'm usually the last one to notice, but a couple right now, even I can't help but notice.

  • askquestions

    Typical.

  • jussaying

    Listening to one of my favorite podcasts and they brought up a really good point. Namely, that it is difficult to not call out racism when of the major black films that were released last year - Creed and Straight Outta Compton - only the individuals who were white were nominated. With Creed, Sylvester and SOC, the writers. They noted it was possibly because there were minimal white actors in these films which made it difficult for white people to see themselves in these stories. I find this a good point. Especially when you consider both of these stories embody the American Dream. Starting with little to nothing and then working your way to the top to fulfill your dreams and become successful. It's interesting that these two were shut out, however, Joy which is basically the same theme still managed to get an Oscar nod for Jennifer Lawrence when the critics reviews were worse than both of those films.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • askquestions

    And how are they gaining? Show me how their self-hate has earned them politiacal power? Lol. D.R. hasn't even had a black president.

  • SameoleJ

    That is interesting.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Same ole shyt different day .... I can't keep up .... made that trash mad yesterday yet again...... but she love me too ..... <<< at least that's what I get ..... and I still don't fugg wit her .... She is fool ..... and by the way ... yes I see it ! The fly is here

  • askquestions

    Yep. Exaxlty how I imagined.....Smoking yourself away from the truth ;}

  • Junkanoo

    An light skin Cubans

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    as I imagined still sniffing the pink of my azz .... Take care hun

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ah, okay. Just wondering.

  • kgirl33

    1st. I wish people would stop jumping on the bandwagon by calling this woman beautiful! She's super basic compared to other women from Liberia, Ghana, Congo, Nigeria etc...
    2nd. Her role in Twelve Years A Slave was NOT Oscar worthy. She got an Oscar for saying she was late getting back to the plantation because she needed soap for stinking.
    3rd. Black folks need to stop trying to be accepted by White people and White award shows that care NOTHING about us or only want to continue the stereotypes put on us. CREATE OUR OWN DAMN OSCARS!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I like this gif!

  • SameoleJ

    Because the movie was based on Creed's son it was not really a Rocky movie, but because Rocky played a large part in helping Creed succeed, it was. My issue with the Oscars has always been the roles that blacks have had to play to obtain one. I wasn't excited when Halle and Denzel won, as I thought it was a backhanded compliment. I know the excuse was that they played roles that was outside of their norm, but I called bs on that because they had plenty of other roles that were outside of their norm prior to those that they won for. It is true they award us for perpetuating what they perceive as typical black shiat, but as long as people accept the awards and cry on stage, etc.......basically saying thank you for making me "Somebody", it will not stop.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ......

  • SameoleJ

    Why can't they all be beautiful?
    I got nothing on the rest

  • jussaying

    Erm she wasn't in Django... Eta: what do the Grammys have to do with anything here.... Grammys are for music.

  • SameoleJ

    Just go on and let them be great!! SMH

  • kgirl33

    Sorry had that movie on my mind. Ment 12 years a slave of course

  • Saharabutnotdry

    LMAO!
    I just got hot

  • jussaying

    Ah I see. I like Steve McQueen though and thought 12 Years was great. I was also happy Lupita won over the fan favorite of Jennifer Lawrence who got a nod for tipping around in heels and smoking a cigarette..

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Maybe the Nollywood Movie awards will nominate Jada Pinkett Smith for Magic Mike XXL

  • SameoleJ

    You were on a roll and hot under the collar!! LOL

  • fRAktal Reality

    They don't know the difference between genetics and geography.

  • mela.reign77

    I guess beauty is in the eye of the be holder and I think she's beautiful. I don't care if she was from the planet krypton. She has a beautiful complexion, pretty smile and her cheeks bones are amazing. IJS

  • ItsMeIvory

    says the women who is bleaching her skin…

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    They might just be happy they are not in the sugar cane fields. Hell if I know. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1247faf49c7374c7bfe8d43dcaa66906d2c5fe7a73eba0d47ac6dd84a0062d2.jpg

  • Concerned

    Wasn't she born in Kenya?

  • fRAktal Reality

    Stop...it.

  • kgirl33

    Beauty is absolutely in the eyes of the beholder and I feel she's average. IMO

  • Concerned

    Lupita was in some B-grade series in Kenya before she made it in Hollywood. And at that time she called herself a Kenyan. I don't know what to believe anymore

  • Miany

    who? what woman? Janet Hubert? Auntie? Or Lupita?? from what i can see i see neither one bleaching

  • Concerned

    Truth!!!

  • kgirl33

    Lolol

  • kgirl33

    I'm glad she won over Jennifer to.

  • ItsMeIvory

    Lupita clearly she is looking a little lighter these days

  • askquestions

    Lol.

  • kgirl33

    Really! I don't see it.

  • askquestions

    Lol. Sorry you're a weak black woman. Lol.

  • Lolalao

    No Mexico. Black girl long hair has an article on it.

  • askquestions

    A light skinned black Cuban .....is a black CUBAN. What's so confusing?

  • Lolalao

    Thank you

  • PhenomenalWomanThatIsMe

    No. :(

  • PhenomenalWomanThatIsMe

    Creed has a black leading man and black director. Neither one was nominated; only Stallone. Beasts of No Nation got love at the other award shows. I need to google, but someone on another site indicated that the format wouldn't matter because there are awards for foreign films and films of other formats? I didn't see Concussion, but it was seen as a contender.

  • Miany

    oooh I did not notice.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • harley_quinn2.0

    Her family is from Kenya but she was born in Mexico. She said that in an interview.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    OK. The real issue, the ROOT, is that Blacks and other People Of Color are NOT "ALLOWED" to have prime roles. If POC actors are only delegated to "HEE HAW" roles, POC will NEVER be placed in the POSITION to be nominated or even given a NOD for a role.
    So, "TO ME", the issue is NOT that there are no Black actors or POC being nominated BUT they are NOT being given the OPPORTUNITY to act in movies that have substance. That are Oscar worthy.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    LOL

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Agreed.

  • lala

    She's not Mexican. She was only born in mexico. She's Kenyan

  • Deno Spencer

    Rofl.
    Sandra took back that justin combs gay stuff real quick. Hole post justin is not gay. Lol did papi diddly get in that ass?

  • Deno Spencer

    Lol all my comments get deleted. I said sandra retracted quick that justin is gay. Papi Diddy get in that ass?

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    What's all the fuss about? Can't the BET award start a movie category, or will it be filled with Madea movies?

  • Butter CreamFactory

    Your Ethinicity is your Ancestral root.. just though Id help you with that, and race is alike groups and the such.

  • Sinny

    We all know Sandra is a troll - some are either in denial, or delusional.

  • Sinny

    Sandra hates everything about her existence. Those who believe otherwise are brainwashed and needs a hug!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I've been watching some of the winning choices for years and shaking my head. Nothing is new this is why they should show more support for their own. I mean the year Don Cornelious died alot of them should of paid homage to him but nooooooo.

  • Sinny

    Reverant was an EXCELLENT movie. Even my 9 y.o couldn't keep her eyes off the t.v when I watched it. You should definitely see it, it's a must see!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You say that as if you know me.

  • RobKardashianLovesChocolate

    She should be more vocal about Boko Haram. If not for white people she wouldnt be where she is because a black movie director would never have casted her because black men hate dark skin women. Show some gratitude for what was given to you. JADA PINKETT SMITH IS PLAYING US ALL!
    #FLINTMICHIGANWATERCRISIS #STOPCHEMTRAILS #STOPMONSANTO #SAYNOTOGMO

  • fRAktal Reality

    Are you aware that Black Americans are MULTI-ETHNIC? We are a genetic composition of West AfRAkan ethnic groups, tribes, etc. We are the BLOOD DESCENDANTS of Yoruba, Igbo, Akan, Ewe, Ashanti, Bambara, Woyo, Shona, Kru, Basaa, Dogon, Ga, Fon, Mende, etc. AA's with dominant AfRAkan ancestry STILL possess the aesthetic markers identifiable TODAY by immigrant Black AfRAkans who can pinpoint mother seed bloodline connections.

    Globally, Blacks are genetically and phenotypically diverse ethnic groups/tribes/clans/root bloodlines who are AUTOCHTHONOUS. We are comprised of many, many nations distinguished by LAND, LANGUAGE and CULTURE (REAL NATIONHOOD) collectively called "AfRAkans".

    So...technically, we are not a race. We are the DENOMINATOR PRIME BASE from which the DERIVATIVE Red, Brown, Yellow and White races were FORMED.

    Our existence was initiated from XX MELANIN-DOMINANT GENES.

  • fRAktal Reality

    Ooooooh, I know what you were thinking... But, I ain't mad atchoo, tho.

  • fRAktal Reality

    Sandra just has a different acculturation.

    I admit she shocked the hell out of me when she replied to me awhile back that all people descend from Neanderthals. I was stunned. And to add insult to injury, she admonished me to read a history book. Now...I was already aware that Neander-thal is German for "Neander Valley". It is a region in Germany (Europe) where ape hybrid cavemen once resided as they exited underground caves at the end of an ice age. Ape hybrid cavemen were in Cro Magnon, France and Peking, China, too. Do you see where I'm going with this? Cavemen resided in Asia where they were FORMED via animal hybridization and genetic mutation in isolation away from the rest of the world. Asia is not the birthplace of Black folks. Why wasn't Sandra aware of this? That's when I understood that Sandra's mentality is largely eurocentric. I have to acknowledge that this is the mentality of many western Blacks, without question. The first SOUND LINGUISTICS we hear from birth is English--which does not sync with innate Mother Tongue sound codes within our DNA. Our mental acculturation is initiated through LANGUAGE and reinforced via sensory socialization across several environments--home, school, church, etc. over our lifetime in a WHITE HEGEMONY country.

    You have to learn to deal with people where they are.

  • Sinny

    Sandra, I don't think you even know yourself, and that's real! You only have one life; and you ain't getting younger, so I'd advise you to stop coming off as this miserable person who can't walk past a mirror.

  • Sinny

    That's real! ?????

  • Beast

    Yup, it was shuga and it's on YouTube

  • Li

    She was born in Mexico. But she's new to the game. She's entitled to her opinion, but this Oscar squabble needs to stop. So what you didn't get the part? So what you didn't get nominated? Just make your movies and make your money. All the producers and actors of SOC got paid and got fame. That's all they wanted anyway. All the actors and producers of Creed got paid and got fame. That's enough.

  • Li

    But she speaks Spanish too.

  • Li

    Me too. This conversation about the Oscars needs to stop. It rears its head about every 3 years or so.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lord have mercy Jesus

  • Ajavee

    Off topic that gif though.....

  • BLACK LOVE

    If she don't stfu..all black people talking about boycotting Oscars need to stfu

  • keimaguire

    Sandra dumb as f*&K Africans have no Neanderthal blood at all..its been proven

  • keimaguire

    when she said she was Kenyan some Mexican magazines called her out and said she was Mexican since she was born there

  • askquestions

    Thanks, but please review an official definition of "ethnicity".

  • fRAktal Reality

    Lupita is a LUO woman. That is her blood lineage. It doesn't matter where she is born. It doesn't erase her genetic tribe affiliation. She remains a Black AfRAkan woman with a nice pedigree.

  • Becks Lukwago

    The 32-year-old Mexican who won an Oscar for her role in ’12 Years a Slave’... I wonder why Sandra never recognises Africans, yet she is a African American. Jeez. And how she is always against racism yet she is the first RACIST!

    FYI, Lupita is 99.9% Kenyan, making her African. The 0.1% goes for having lived in Mexico.

  • don juan

    Unconscious? Lupita wake up.

    Janet get a husband before you question a wifes responsibility to defend hers. Furthermore this conversation is long overdue and if it took Jada to kick the door for whatever reason then so be it.