Jada Pinkett Smith on the Academy Awards: "We Must Stand in Our Own Power."

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"Have we now come to a new time and place where we recognize that we can no longer beg for the love, acknowledgement or respect from any group?" the actress asked.  

Jada Pinkett Smith is speaking out against the lack of diversity present in the 2016 Academy Award nominations.

Pinkett-Smith took to Facebook Monday to deliver a follow-up to her prior message saying, "Is it time that people of color recognize how much power, influence that we have amassed that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere?"

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"Have we now come to a new time and place where we recognize that we can no longer beg for the love, acknowledgement or respect from any group," the actress asked.

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Pinkett-Smith went on to discuss the concerns many others are expressing, revealing that she won't be watching or attending the award show this year. 

See what else she had to say below.

 

We must stand in our power!

We must stand in our power.

Posted by Jada Pinkett Smith on Monday, January 18, 2016
 
 
 

We must stand in our power!

We must stand in our power.

Posted by Jada Pinkett Smith on Monday, January 18, 2016
 
 
 

We must stand in our power.

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