The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examines the proportion of characters from different racial/ethnic groups on screen in entertainment. Routinely, we find an on-screen underrepresentation of characters who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian or Asian American, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, or from other racial/ethnic backgrounds. In addition to prevalence of underrepresented characters, other attributes are analyzed, including parental and relational status and hypersexualization.
View our reports on race/ethnicity on screen in entertainment below. For information on race/ethnicity behind-the-scenes in entertainment, visit the Behind the Scenes tab.
Race/Ethnicity On-Screen in Film
- Annual report on gender, race/ethnicity, and LGBT status in film. Includes data on representation, hypersexualization, and employment patterns in popular films (2007-2016, excluding 2011).
View previous reports:
- Inequality in 800 Popular Films (2015)
- Inequality in 700 Popular Films (2014)
- Race/Ethnicity in 600 Popular Films (2013)
- Race/Ethnicity in 500 Popular Films (2012)
- Black Characters in Popular Film (2007-2008)
Reports on Race/Ethnicity On-Screen in Film, TV, Digital (The CARD Report)
- Report examines film, television, and digital content. The study ranks companies based on inclusivity on screen and behind-the camera.
Race/Ethnicity and Computer Science On-Screen in Television and Film
- An investigation of how often computer science is depicted in popular films and five samples of television, and the prevalence and portrayal of individuals from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups performing computer science. Report prepared for the Google CS in Media Team.