TO BE FAIR, ACTORS AND RACE-ACTIVISTS AREN’T VERY GOOD AT MATH, AND HAVE NO INCENTIVE TO BE: How racially skewed are the Oscars? “In fact, as our analysis of film casts and awards shows, the number of black actors winning Oscars in this century has been pretty much in line with the size of America’s overall black population. . . . Blacks are 12.6% of the American population, and 10% of Oscar nominations since 2000 have gone to black actors. But just 3% of nominations have gone to their Hispanic peers (16% of the population), 1% to those with Asian backgrounds, and 2% to those of other heritage (see chart).”