Hollywood's problem hiring black writers & show runners
Nine out of 10 Hollywood show-runners are white, and a majority of them are men, according to a recent study by Darnell Hunt, dean of social sciences at UCLA. The study also found that two-thirds of shows across 18 different channels and platforms have no African-American writers involved, and another 17% only have one. Hunt argues that this results in inaccurate, stereotype-based portrayals of African-Americans in TV shows.
Why it matters: Hollywood has already been under fire after several filmmakers have been accused of sexual harassment and assault. This study highlights more social issues within Hollywood, which tends to promote progressive and inclusive ideals.