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Why is it that we do not see a diversity in the casting of movies?

Asked Houston, Texas

Growing up, I rarely saw any person on-screen that represented my ethnicity and when there was an Asian actor/actress, more than likely stereotypes would be included in the film. My question is why is Hollywood still white-washed even after society has changed over the past few decades. #in #casting #diversity

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Wael’s Answer

Updated Redford Charter Township, Michigan

You are right about your comment about diversity in Hollywood. It has been the issue for years, but it is getting better. For example, in the last couple of years we have seen more oscar awards going to black artists. Having said that, Black Americans make 13% of the US population and Asian Americans make 6%.

Nicole’s Answer

Updated New York, New York

Very little of Hollywood deals with the ART of film-making. It's about what sells . . . Not a great answer, but . . . that may all change soon with the rise of the film industry in China. http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamfaze/2016/04/17/china-refueling-film-industry/#5249eb9e38ae

There's also an episode from 60 Minutes recently dedicated to China and Hollywood http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-china-film-industry-booming-2/