“It would be nice if more black women were not only nominated but actually won for something other than portraying slaves, maids and abusive mothers. But if the Academy is serious about diversifying its winner’s circle, the first legitimate step is changing the requirements to become a member of its branches.” Amazing. It baffles me the response of the President, though sadly I am not surprised. Selma was an outstanding film. Very captivating from beginning to end. Anyone who doesn’t see that is absurd and can’t possibly appreciate the hope of true democracy.