MSNBC’s Reid: Oscars Tried ‘To Put as Many Black People on the Screen as Possible’

‘while the class of nominees was 50 shades of pale there was a effort to put as many black people on the screen as possible during the program’

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HARRIS: "Welcome to the 87th Oscars. Tonight we honnon Hollywood's -- honor Hollywood's best and whitest -- sorry, best and brightest." 
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REID: "That was Neil Patrick Harris kicking off the awards and taking on a criticism of the Academy trending for weeks under the hashtag os war white. And one viewer not amused tweeting so NPH joked about the lack of diversity at the Oscars so white because it is all a joke. And while the class of nominees was 50 shades of pale there was a effort to put as many black people on the screen as possible during the program. Whether that was to the credit or the blame of Neil Patrick Harris. But whether you thought about who won or lost or should have been on the stage. 2015 is remembers as a year when social issues were the star of the evening."

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