EEOC Investigating Hollywood for Gender Discrimination

A new study by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism released a week before the 88th Academy Awards finds a startling lack of diversity in Hollywood studios. From the films, television shows, and even boards of major media companies, Hollywood remains male-centric, monochromatic and overwhelmingly heterosexual.

This study also comes as Hollywood studios are being investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for gender discrimination. This examination was prompted by women who pointed out the lack of films produced, written, and directed by women.

Read more about the startling study here and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Jada Pinkett Smith To Boycott The Oscars

Jada Pinkett Smith has announced that she is boycotting the Oscars in 2016 amid criticism after an all-white slate of major nominees was announced for the second year in a row. Chris Rock, who is supposed to host the Oscars this year, is facing pressure from the public to skip the Oscars as well.

Watch Pinkett-Smith’s passionate video here.

What do you think? Was Jada Pinkett Smith right to boycott the Oscars, and should Chris Rock do the same? Let us know what you think in the comments below!