Why America Needs More Diversity in Media

America is one of the top 100 most culturally diverse countries in the world, but you’d never guess this from consuming our media. The American media disproportionately represents white men while not even giving minority actors the chance to play the lead. Even groups that are only minorities in the way they are treated but actually make up the majority of our country, such as women, are heavily underrepresented. The fact is that the media―whether it be television or movies—does not depict the United States’ level of diversity accurately.

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