The artistic judgment of the Academy can't be dictated. The diversity of the Academy, however, can and should be demanded. The Academy is revered for its role in judging the highest expression of human ideals in film. The Academy's judgment, however, would be better respected were it based on a diversity of membership reflecting the diversity of moviegoers.
NAACP Statement on the Announcement of the Nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards
Press Release / January 14, 2016