Hispanics are now 18% of the population, and their nominations totaled zero, but nobody seems to be overly concerned about that. That's because the great arc of race relations in this country concerns only black and white; the other races are barely even a sideshow. And, when it comes to that arc, we have come full circle: whites now grovel like a subjugated people.
Most blacks won't take any chance of appearing as a Tom. Given that blacks were once expected to bow and scrape, the sensitivity is sorta understandable. Sorta.
But that sensitivity is engendered not by any actual memory of those times. Brown vs. the Board of Education was decided in 1954; very few living blacks remember life before that. Any black younger than 65 today grew up during the affirmative action era. Their "memory" comes from the constant propagandizing they hear from the media, the constant reminders of slavery and segregation.
In any case, the black ethos demands racial solidarity above all else, and blacks generally have nothing but contempt for other blacks who kiss up to whites.
(What is "racial solidarity" but racism by another name?)
Today, it's whites who bow and scrape the way blacks were supposed to have done in the first half of the last century. Note how virtually every college administrator has folded without a fight in the face of BLM-style protests.
None of them quite said "Yes Massa" to the protesters. But, given their craven cowardice, they might as well have.
Adele must have been so afraid of sparking another Kanye West-Taylor Swift moment that she decided to preempt it by prostrating herself, beforehand, to Queen Bey.
And those Academy members must have been so horror-stricken by the negative publicity of the Oscarssowhite controversy that they made sure not thirteen percent, but thirty percent of this year's acting nominees were black.
Those rare whites who object to the current double standards usually feel obliged to start off with the qualifier, "I'm not racist, but….."
Blacks, on the other hand, never bother to qualify their statements with "I'm aware of the IQ and crime statistics, but…."
We live in a world where whites castigate themselves for that nebulous and mostly fictional concept of white privilege. And where whites worry about committing microaggressions, one of which is merely noticing the macroaggressions that blacks commit.
Whites are simply terrified of being accused of racism. So they tiptoe around, pretend not to notice obvious patterns, and watch their words extremely carefully. It's basically Jim Crow in reverse.
There will come a day when whites grow some backbone, and feel contempt for race traitors the same way blacks and Hispanics do. But that is highly unlikely to happen before they become a minority in this country.