Even though Latinos buy an estimated 26 percent of movie tickets, only 4.2 percent of movie actors are Latino.
University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism studied the top movies between 2007 and 2012 and found that 10.8 percent of speaking characters were black, 5 percent were Asian and 3.6 percent were from other ethnicities. In 2012, over 76 percent of actors were white.
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