Friday, September 9, 2016
New Study Reveals "Hollywood Is [Still] An Epicenter Of Cultural Inequality"
Hollywood’s 2015 diversity report card is in and the results are a disappointing case of déjà vu, or "all talk and little action".
In the latest study by the Media, Diversity & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, researchers found little improvement in 2015 films when it came to the representation of women, people of color and LGBT characters.
In the top 100 films of 2015, the report found only 31.4 percent of all speaking characters were female (a figure that hasn’t changed since 2007), only 12.2 were black, 5.3 percent were Latino and 3.9 percent were Asian.
In fact, out of the 100 films analyzed, 40 films had no Latino speaking characters and 49 had no Asian speaking characters.
For more information, read Carolina Moreno's article in The Huffington Post by clicking here. To read the study from the MDSC Initiative at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, click here.