Monday, February 25, 2013
Oscars SNUB Russell Means, Native Actor in Memorium Segment
Conspicuously absent from tonight's broadcast of the OSCARS, in memorium segment was Native American Actor Russell Means, whose filmography includes: Last of the Mohicans, Natural Born Killers and Pocahontas was snubbed. He has championed the rights of indigenous peoples in other countries as well as the U.S. In a televised speech to the 2000 Libertarian Party National Convention, Means said that he prefers the label "Indian" to the more politically-correct "Native American". "Everyone who is born in America is a native American", he said. Another actress of color snubbed: Lupe Ontiveros, Emmy nominated and wonderful actress.