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Black director says Hollywood is ‘committed to upholding whiteness’ after film snubbed at Oscars

By Mary-Kate Findon,


Chinonye Chukwu, the director behind Till, shared a message stating that Hollywood is "committed to upholding whiteness."

It comes after the biopic on Mamie Till-Bradley, the mother of murdered 14-year-old Emmett Till, received zero Oscars nominations.

In an Instagram post, the 37-year-old said: "We live in a world and work in industries that are so aggressively committed to upholding whiteness and perpetuating an unabashed misogyny towards Black women.

"Regardless of any challenges or obstacles, I will always have the power to cultivate my own joy."

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