Is the TV Screen Fading to White?

Dewey, Jessyca
July 2009
Back Stage (1946-5440);7/2/2009, Vol. 50 Issue 27, p3
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The article discusses the declining roles for actors of color and looks at several theories to explain this decrease in diversity in the U.S. The 2006 Casting Data Report of the Screen Actors Guild indicates that nonwhites had 27.7 percent of the roles on television, though they made up only 34 percent of the population. The number of roles played by African-Americans decreased by 0.3 percent from the previous year, and roles played by Latinos fell by 0.4 percent.


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