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Hollywood movies under-represent certain ethnic groups

  • A study has revealed that movies in Hollywood under-represent ethnic groups that are non-white.

    For instance, in last year’s blockbusters, Hispanic actors played under 5% speaking parts though they constitute 16% of the country’s population.

    Around 4,000 characters in 100 top-grossing movies of 2013 were considered in the report by the University of Southern California.  

    The report said that “[a]dding diversity to the director's chair may influence what we see on screen” .

    Tagged as: study, movies, Hollywood, ethnic, non-white, Hispanic, actors, diversity, entertainment news