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    Diversity & Inclusion

    Why is progress so slow for Latinos in Hollywood?

    Chon Noriega, director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, said decades of attempts at media reform and market-based arguments haven’t yielded significant gains for Latinos in film and TV. “The approach to media reform over the last 50-some years has always been either the carrot or the stick. Initially, it was the stick — the laws and regulations around equal employment opportunity. And because Latinos go to more movies than any group and watch more TV than any group, the carrot was, ‘Here are things you can do and these things will enhance your ability to make money.’”