Tuesday, March 26, 2002

They Call Him Mr. Tibbs

The news value of this year's Academy Award ceremony is beginning to grow cold, but the issue of black actors vs. Hollywood (and by extension the rest of the country) is still a compelling topic. There are some good reviews from Tunku Varadarajan and Jay Nordlinger wondering why there were no white faces in the Sidney Poitier tribute film, despite the sentiment voiced at the end that “Sidney Poitier is not just an African-American treasure, he is an American treasure.” I wonder myself.

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