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All eyes were on Academy Awards host Chris Rock last night, who had the job of addressing the lack of diversity in major awards categories, critiquing Hollywood's mistreatment of minority groups, and also making sure everyone was still having fun in between.

Chris Rock, presumably making a good point about a sensitive topic.
Chris Rock, presumably making a good point about a sensitive topic.
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How did he measure up? Many thought he did a solid job (watch Rock's monologue here). Others, like activist Shaun King, had extremely harsh words for the comedian.

In a piece for the New York Daily News (which he also posted to Facebook), King accuses Rock of diminishing the modern struggles faced by activists and crossing the line with jokes about lynching.

Sources: New York Daily News