This past week marked the announcement of nominations for this year's Academy Awards. The Oscars have been rightfully dogged by a glaring lack of diversity in recent years, spawning the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. While the Oscars have done very little to improve their standing, they did manage to include a few nominees. Among them was Summer of Soul, Questlove's music and culture documentary that debuted this past summer to rave reviews. A suit brought by California suing Tesla for racial discrimination at its factory was also making the news this week. An Oscar-nominated documentary and a racial discrimination suit are striking in their contrast. But their differences can illuminate who can own the future and what it looks like.
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