Examining the Lack of Diversity in TV and Film

Examining the Lack of Diversity in TV and Film
Examining the Lack of Diversity in TV and Film

Examining the Lack of Diversity in TV and Film

This year’s Oscars has already generated controversy for what many in the industry deem a lack of diversity in the nominees, and in the film industry in general. It sparked the social media movement #oscarssowhite, and some stars say they’ll boycott the show. Lack of diversity isn’t just in film; a new report from UCLA found that women and minorities lack the opportunities their white, male counterparts have in TV also. We talk to Janice Hamlet from Northern Illinois University about this phenomenon and if anything has been done to change it. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)