Halle Berry Actress breaks silence on lack of diversity at Oscars

She added that the reason films are “not truthful these days is they aren’t really depicting the importance and the involvement and the participation of people of color in our American culture.”

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Hollywood actress, Halle Berry, has finally opened up about the Hollywood's lack of diversity, saying the issue is not inclusion or diversity but rather, the movies coming out are not "truthful" to black people.

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Halle Berry hit the red carpet for the first time since her divorce announcement

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Like we've earlier been reporting, diversity has become a big issue since, for the second year in a row, no people of color were nominated for acting at the Oscar Awards.

Berry, the sole black woman to win an Academy Award in the lead actress category for her work in "Monster’s Ball", told the audience at an AOL’s Makers Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, that movies today do not accurately portray the role of people of color in our everyday lives.

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Halle Berry and daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry

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She added that the reason films are “not truthful these days is they aren’t really depicting the importance and the involvement and the participation of people of color in our American culture.”

"Our cities are filled with black and brown people, and many times, unfortunately, we see films that are set in Chicago, New York, Atlanta, big metropolitan cities, and they’re devoid of people of color," Berry noted

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Halle Berry

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She further expressed, “When we really live up to our responsibility and challenge ourselves to be truthful, and tell the truth in our storytelling, then people of color will be there in a real competitive way, and it won’t be about inclusion or diversity because, if we’re telling the truth, inclusion and diversity will be a byproduct of the truth.”

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HALLE BERRY

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Berry also lamented that her Oscar win 15 years ago didn’t result in more black women being cast as film leads, and blamed movie makers for being narrow sighted when creating parts.

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