Die Musiker Common und John Legend haben bei der diesjährigen Oscar-Verleihung einen Oscar für den Song Glory des Films Selma erhalten.
In der Dankesrede der beiden sagte Legend:
“There are more black men under correctional control today than there were under slavery in 1850.”
Dieser Vergleich wurde stark angezweifelt. Hier erstmal die Dankesrede:
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Und hier eine Nachrechnung mit (wie ich finde) interessanten definitorischen Unterschieden im amerikanischen Englisch zwischen “prison”, “jail” und “correctional control”:
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Common & John Legend Acceptance Speech Oscar 2015
Oscar 2015 Common & John Legend Dedication, Speak on the ills and injustice that still prevails in our Country. "Recently John and I got to perform 'Glory' on the same bridge Dr. King marched on 50 years ago," Common said in his acceptance speech. "The spirit of this bridge transcends race, religion, sexual orientation, social status and connects a kid from the south side of Chicago to France to Hong Kong."
John Legend's Oscar Speech And The Disturbing Truth Behind It
John Legend and Common won an Oscar for "Glory" from the film "Selma." In his acceptance speech, he said there are more black men in correctional facilities today than there were under slavery. Find out the disturbing truth behind John Legend's statement. Don't forget guys, if you like this video please "Like," "Favorite," and "Share" it with your friends to show your support - it really helps us out! If there's something you'd like to see us discuss on the show, tweet us about it! See you tomorrow :) ***************************************************** Every day ThinkTank challenges preconceptions, exposes amazing new facts and discoveries, explores different perspectives, and inspires you to learn more about the world and the people around you. Feed your brain with new videos every day at 12pm Eastern/9am Pacific! SUBSCRIBE or you'll miss out! http://tinyurl.com/9o8kpf4 Keep up to date with John Iadarola, Hannah Cranston, and Lisa Ferguson ON FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thinktankfeed ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/thinktankfeed JOHN: http://twitter.com/jiadarola HANNAH: http://twitter.com/HannahCranston_ LISA: http://twitter.com/lisa_ferg ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thinktankfeed JOHN: http://instagram.com/johniadarola HANNAH: http://instagram.com/run_hmc ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/johniadarola https://www.youtube.com/user/lisafergusontv