The acting nominations for the Oscars for 2015 were all white. It was the whitest Oscars since 1998. I think the Academy could do better if they tried. Here's how they can help be a force for good. With data to explain the problems! (We fact-checked all of it. The kid thing blew our minds too. Sources are linked at the bottom.)

Would you mind sharing this? And if you click the tweet button below, you can ask the Academy what they specifically are going to do to take this seriously. It's a win-win for everyone. I'd seriously appreciate it.

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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