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Oscars 2019: Beyond the Stats, Why Diversity Matters

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Oscars 2019: Beyond the Stats, Why Diversity Matters

Dorinne Kondo

With the Academy Awards approaching, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released its most recent report on diversity in Hollywood.

It documented an upward trend toward equality: The number of women and people of color in the role of lead or co-lead has risen over the last two years. Still, the film industry has yet to achieve parity, especially for people of color, whose representation is 11 percent lower than their share of the general population.

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