Opinion: In Hollywood, Latinos are still waiting for their close-up

Carolyn Curiel served as a U.S. ambassador and White House senior speechwriter in the Clinton administration.

Latinos will be an integral part of the Academy Awards on Sunday. You likely won’t notice them, though. They’ll be parking celebs’ cars. Or working security, or serving food for the stars. They’ll be at the after parties — cleaning up the mess.

Could Hollywood, of all places, be unconcerned by appearances? Apparently, yes.

The #OscarsSoWhite campaign, launched eight years ago, helped to secure the beginning of diversity where it counts, among the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. And this year, Black and Asian artists are major contenders for top awards, including in the best picture and acting categories, though more progress is certainly needed for both groups.

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