7. Diversity in children's programming lags, too

Representation across children's sitcom programming
Data: Common Sense Media; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

New research shows characters in TV shows and movies for kids significantly underrepresent people of color, particularly Latinos and Asians, despite efforts to increase diversity in children's and family programming in recent years.

Why it matters: Not being exposed to diversity "creates a normal for [children] that is not the real normal," said Polly Conway, senior TV editor for Common Sense Media, a children's advocacy group.

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