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If Hollywood does not see you -- and reflect you -- are you really there?

If Hollywood does not see you -- and reflect you -- are you really there?

Chris Rock said everything that needed to be said. Almost.

The burgeoning controversy over the blindingly white field of Oscar nominees made Sunday's 88th Academy Awards a potential minefield. Mr. Rock, fearless, funny and, fortuitously, African American, was exactly the right host at precisely the right time.

He contextualized the controversy, pointing out that this is hardly the first time the Academy Awards has overlooked African-American performers. He called Hollywood out for racial exclusion and denial of opportunity. He even managed a shout out to Black Lives Matter.

But again, if Mr. Rock said much of what needed to be said, he didn't quite say it all. He...

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