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Ahead of Academy Awards, Quincy Jones Says He Wants U.S. to Appoint 'Minister of Culture' to Ease Race Issues


"I hope I can continue to inspire people to do something about this stuff."

Quincy Jones speaks onstage during the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition 2015 at Dolby Theatre on November 15, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quincy Jones wants to talk about diversity, just not on the Oscar show.

The 82-year-old Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winner says he agreed to appear on Sunday's Academy Awards on the condition that he can address the film academy's Board of Governors to discuss inclusivity and the future of film.

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