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New Study: The Latino Media Gap

Although the Latino population in the United States is growing, a thorough review of the top movies, TV programming and news reveals that there is an abysmally low number of talent and executives in the entertainment and media industries relative to population. The study found that although the US Latino population grew more than 43 percent between 2000 and 2013 - to 17 percent of the total U.S. population - participation behind or in front of the camera stayed stagnant or grew only slightly, often proportionally declining. Even when Latinos are visible, they tend to be portrayed through centuries-old stereotypes, either hyper-sexualized, as comic relief, and/or cheap labor. Read more here: