VIDEO: Students call number of white male Oscar nominees a 'problem'

  • Campus Reform asked students about this year's list of Oscar nominees, after many blasted the list for lacking diversity
  • Students also called for representation in other areas of society.

Ahead of this year’s Academy Awards airing Sunday, Campus Reform Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret went to American University in Washington, D.C. to ask students to react to claims that the nominees are too white and not diverse enough. 

Ahead of this year’s Academy Awards, Campus Reform Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret went to American University to ask students to react to claims that the nominees are “too white” and not diverse enough. 

“I feel like, as a Latina woman, I want to see more representation in entertainment.”   


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“I definitely think there’s a problem,” one student said of the mostly white and male Oscar nominees. “I feel like, as a Latina woman, I want to see more representation in entertainment.” 

“It’s not reflective of our actual population,” another student added. 

Students also reflected on the need for more diversity in other areas of society. 

“White men need to understand that not every thought that they have is worth saying,” one student said. 

“I feel like there’s a lot of white males [on campus],” a different student said. 

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“The majority of my professors are white men,” one student said as an example of how the presence of white men was a problem on campus. 

Others disagreed. 

“Qualifications and the quality of the work should be the priority as opposed to your level of melanin or chromosomes,” one student said. 

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel,, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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