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John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, a 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992 when he had a year sober. He's in his 27th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he sometimes disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's about Talent

This is nothing I'd get drunk over, but once in a while people are hard to understand.

For example, the story about the academy awards. Some are upset because of no black nominations this year. I mean the publicity is all over the place, including the cover of USA Today.

This rabble rousing activist from New York is leading the charge. Like there's something going on behind the scenes.

Now I'd pay attention to this if he were also outraged that basketball or football teams are not made up of the right amount of white guys. But somehow sports venues escape his attention.

The reality of the entertainment and sports worlds is that the color that matters is green. If minorities are hot at the box office - as they often are - then they'll get the nomination.

If white guys are putting up baskets or making touchdowns they'll be on the team. That's the way the world works.

In other words, it's not about bias. It's about who has the talent.  And talent sells tickets.