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White nominee for BET Award: Yes or no?

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber

Music sensation Justin Bieber, 16, scored a BET Award nomination in the best new artist category on Tuesday. The BET Awards typically honor black musicians, performers or athletes, but officials categorized Bieber as a cross-over artist. "Justin Bieber has crossed the color boundaries in the way hip-hop has the other way for a number of years," said the BET Award organizers at the nominations announcement. What do you think? Should awards that traditionally recognize one group open up to allow others? Should they maintain their original intent to highlight minority groups? Is it a sign of progress or not? Share your comments below.

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