Racial controversy mires Academy Awards nominations

This year's Academy Awards ceremony is mired in a racial controversy.



There's been a call to boycott the ceremony because African-American actors and actresses were not nominated for a second consecutive year.



Wilbur Aldridge, the NAACP's regional director in the Hudson Valley and Westchester, says his organization has not yet made a decision on supporting a boycott, but the list of nominees causes him some concern.



Aldridge says the process needs to be made more inclusive. "Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity," says Aldridge.


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