Hollywood's lack of diversity is nothing new, but this year's "whitewashed" Oscar nominations have drawn more ire than ever before. The 2016 Academy Award contenders, like last year, feature exactly zero actors of color.

In response, the Internet resurrected 2015 trending topic #OscarsSoWhite to protest the fact that films with minority talent, including Creed, Straight Outta Compton, and Concussion, were overlooked. Criticism was so pervasive that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences swiftly announced "diversity initiatives" that aim to double its minority and female membership.

Sure, the academy's announcement was a mea culpa of sorts, but the topic of racial diversity in the entertainment industry remains a divisive one. Are the Oscars "racist to whites," as Best Actress nominee Charlotte Rampling charged? Can we blame this lack of inclusion on the academy?

NTRSCTN took to the streets to ask New Yorkers how they felt about the lack of diversity among this year's Academy Award nominees. Here's what they had to say.