Q&A: Filmmaker Frances Negrón-Muntaner talks diversity in the media

April 13, 2016


Discussion about the lack of diversity in Hollywood hit a high during this past Oscars season, when prominent actors like Spike Lee, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smithboycotted the February telecast, and host Chris Rock criticized the racial homogeneity of nominees throughout the course of the show. But this is hardly a new issue: The media has perpetuated stereotypes and limited the possibilities of aspiring minority professionals in the industry for as long as it has been around ... read more

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