Latinos continue to be invisible in Hollywood and the media, a new report finds
Although Latinos make up nearly 19 percent of the population, they remain underrepresented or misrepresented in Hollywood,
news and book publishers, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
“Latinos are effectively excluded or marginalized by much of the American media,” says Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas),
chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, who requested the report. Castro told NPR, “Not only is this culturally uncomfortable for this community, it’s also dangerous in my opinion.
Because in the lack of visibility, in the lack of Latino stories that are told in American media,
there are stereotypes that fester and grow, this invisibility, this black hole and this narrative.
And that’s dangerous for Latinos, but I think it’s also dangerous for Americans in general.