The Furious 7 Diversity Numbers

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Say what you want about numbers but this is an interesting quote:

While the "Furious" series stretches across racial lines, the same cannot be said for Hollywood. A 2015 report by UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies found that minorities are underrepresented in leading film roles by more than 2 to 1. The report also found that films with relatively diverse casts enjoyed the highest median global box office numbers and the highest median return on investment.

Sure, the article still uses the word "minorities", but the point is made.