*Regina King is not happy with Hollywood. The award winning actress is so perturbed about the lack of inclusion of blacks and people of color at the recent Emmy awards that she wrote an open letter to Huffington Post to say so.
Oh yeah, King, 39, also points out how Rutina Wesley, the twenty something actress from HBO’s “True Blood,” was misidentified her. Duh. She was not amused.
Since the Emmy ceremony, I have been going back and forth about whether or not I should compose this letter. I try hard in my daily life not to engage in uncomfortable situations regarding race.
But sometimes it’s very difficult to find other reasons that better explain why certain events play out the way they do. It is impossible for me to ignore the published statistics regarding the number of people of color mentioned, celebrated or honored in the history of the televised Emmys.
Up to and including this year, there have been only 53 non-white actors nominated for Emmys out of nearly 1,000 possible nominations in the top four acting categories for drama and comedy.
Read the rest of Regina King’s letter HERE.