Boo! We do NOT like this one bit!
The National Latino Media Council announced today during a press conference that according to the Annual Television Network diversity report card, there has been a decline in Latino diversity on FOUR television networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox!
This means that not only are there less Latino characters in scripted and reality television, but also less writers, producers, and directors in the 2009-2010 season!
Alex Nogales, the President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, says:
"This was a terrible year for Latinos at the networks. African Americans and Asian Pacific Americans posted impressive gains in most categories, but when it came to Latinos, the networks failed us. Don't misunderstand, we don't want what African Americans and Asian Pacific Americans received, the pie is much larger than that, we only want what we deserve as the largest minority consumer population in the nation."
This is truly unacceptable!
We sincerely hope that the aforementioned networks take this report very seriously, and make the proper changes necessary to improve for the 2010-2011 year!
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