- The Washington Times - Friday, December 19, 2014

Hollywood has just joined forces with Al Sharpton and his National Action Network after a meeting with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal.

Ms. Pascal met with the activist and MSNBC host on Thursday as a result of leaked emails tied to the Sony hacking. Those private messages revealed Ms. Pascal making numerous racial jokes about the kind of movies President Obama prefers to watch.

“We have agreed to having a working group deal with the racial bias and lack of diversity in Hollywood,” Mr. Sharpton said Thursday, The New York Post reported.

The agreement also includes ​the ​National Urban League, ​the ​NAACP and the Black Women’s Round Table, the newspaper said. The organizations would be addressing what Mr. Sharpton called an “inflexible and immovable racial exclusion in Hollywood.”

When asked about the fate of Ms. Pascal, the MSNBC host replied that the “jury is still out,” The Post reported.

Ms. Pascal has not commented publicly on her meeting with Mr. Sharpton.


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