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Russell Robinson and Su Li Study Oscar Winners’ Lack of Diversity

-Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2012 by Reed Johnson

The authors go on to observe that from 2002 through 2012, “almost 20 percent of nominees were people of color,” a “notable increase” over the 9% of Oscar nominees in the top categories who were people of color between 1990 and 2000. That’s the good news.

-COLORLINES, February 26, 2012 by Jorge Rivas

No winner in any acting category during the last ten years has been Latino, Asian American, or Native American, according to a new study titled “Not Quite a Breakthrough: The Oscars and Actors of Color, 2002-2012.”

-LA Weekly, February 26, 2012 by Dennis Romero

Along with its overwhelmingly white, geezerly voting population, the paper notes that just one of the Academy’s 43 board of governors members is not white. The researchers want the Academy to start a diversity task force.

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