They call me Mr. Tibbs!

Sidney Poitier was given the lifetime achievement award at the Academy Awards, which I just got around to watching now on my TiVo. As I watched the tribute video I realized for the first time that Laurence Fishburne is black. I seriously didn’t notice or think about him being black until I saw him among all the other black people in the tribute video. This is meant as no disrespect to black people or to Laurence Fishburne, but simply as a statement of fact. When nothing is made of color, it is my natural inclination more often then not to completely miss it altogether. Odd. Or, perhaps, cool.

Another question: why when they show everyone in the audience before the Poitier speech they show all black people, except Julia Roberts? Do her big teeth blind people to her skin color? Dunno.