Opinion Street Beat

STREET BEAT: ‘Should people of color boycott the Oscars?’

Compiled by Debra Varnado in West Adams and at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

David Ruff South Los Angeles “I think the Oscars is strictly a Hollywood thing. They don’t care too much about nominating black actors, so I don’t think we should have anything to do with it.”
David Ruff
South Los Angeles
“I think the Oscars is strictly a Hollywood thing. They don’t care too much about nominating black actors, so I don’t think we should have anything to do with it.”
Akir Blunt South Los Angeles   “I think … if that is what they want to do, then they should go forward with it, but I think it is more important to have our own, instead of trying to be accepted by others.”
Akir Blunt
South Los Angeles
“I think … if that is what they want to do, then they should go forward with it, but I think it is more important to have our own, instead of trying to be accepted by others.”
Stevie Mack Ladera Heights “I am going to  watch to see what Chris Rock is going to say. … But I am only going to watch his monologue and then I am going to turn the channel.”
Stevie Mack
Ladera Heights
“I am going to watch to see what Chris Rock is going to say. … But I am only going to watch his monologue and then I am going to turn the channel.”