You guys can take this to PMs if you really want to argue for 3 straight pages to be honest.. if anyone wanted to actually discuss this movie, it would get lost in your back and forth.
My point of view? The major theaters not releasing it is more about that it's being released on Netflix and not because it's an all-black cast or the subject matter. For the major theaters, Netflix is a threat, so not releasing the movie in the major theaters is a response to that.
Hand2Hand asks why someone might feel Avengers or Fast and the Furious are worth the money in theaters, but this isn't? That's an easy answer. Those movies are blockbusters where the theater experience is far superior to watching it at home. Even the best home theaters and television can't compete with seeing Avengers in IMAX with surround sound and 3D. So it's a spectacle and that's what makes the ticket worth it over a smaller budget, serious film. And maybe you can say "Well THEY don't want to see a movie about civil war in Africa, so that's why" and that's not the case to me. Is there a problem with race in Hollywood? Of course, it's a major problem. But a big budget blockbuster is typically worth shelling out the 15 bucks to see it in theaters vs the smaller budget dramas and movies.
There are always a ton of Oscar contending movies that I have NO interest in paying 12 dollars for a ticket in the theaters. I wanted to see The Theory of Everything last year, but I just waited until it was available to watch at home because it wasn't worth seeing in theaters to me. Paying the movie ticket price is not a vote for the quality of the movie, it might simply just be "I think this movie needs to be seen in theaters".
And you asked about "little revenue movies" being nominated? Going back to 08, about 12 movies nominated for best picture made less than 20 million at the box office, so it happens. And for the most part, most Oscar nominated films aren't the mega budget blockbusters. They'll likely make a good amount of money in the box office, but they're not going to be monster box office films.
I think this movie gives us a good opportunity to praise modern filmmaking rather than find faults and complaints. It's a great thing that a movie like this could be made, be highly reviewed, and gives us an opportunity to discuss the themes and issues it presented. Premiering on Netflix allows it to be in the homes of millions of people and greatly increases the exposure of this movie. Plenty of people will watch this because "Oh it's on Netflix, I'll check it out" rather than going to the theaters to have to see it where they might not care. That's how I see it at least.. this means more movies like this can be brought to the audiences.