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“Diversity” has become one of those words that creates powerful feelings of allegience without much action.  

Director Ava DuVernay and Auntie Oprah tackle this topic and more in their Hollywood Reporter cover story. In an interview with the magazine, the duo discussed the need for centering the conversation on inclusion as opposed to getting stuck on talks of diversity.  They also tackled hot button topics like Black Lives Matter and more in the article.  Certified Chickspiration, right?

See some of our favorite excerpts from the story below:

On Diversity v. Inclusion:

That’s really the goal in Hollywood and other prominent industries: to be included and have a seat at the table,
— Oprah Winfrey
We aren’t sitting around talking about diversity, just like we aren’t sitting around talking about being Black or being women. We’re just being that.
— Ava DuVernay

 

On The "Recycle" Complex In Hollywood:

There needs to be more done than applauding one or two people who make it through your door.
— Ava DuVernay

Hollywood has a long history of lacking in representation. Since the explosion of #OscarsSoWhite and creatives speaking out about slim opportunities in the industry, the pressure has been on to turn things around and make a sizable difference.

Ava and Oprah are ready to add some action to their words.  

Read the full interview now here.


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