The picture above shows how many white actors/actresses were nominated and won academy awards in the Oscars. The #OscarsSoWhite movement was created in response to the lack of racial diversity in the academy awards. In an article, they discussed how April Reign created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite and how she was able to create change with it. “Mainstream media picked up the hashtag, and some celebrities announced they would boycott the Oscars in protest. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences eventually said it would make significant changes to its voting requirements and governing structure to work towards increasing the diversity of its membership”. Through social media, they were able to gather support and bring awareness to this issue. Together, they were able to influence the academy to make changes that could make the Oscars more diverse. This is an example of how using social media can work if it is used correctly. Check this article out here.

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