Week 16: Continued Underrepresentation in Media

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“Minorities constituted just 5 percent of the creators of digital platform and syndicated programming during the 2012-13 season” (Bunche, pg. 22) “11 percent of the creators of digital platform and syndicated program- ming during the 2012-13 season were women… it corresponds to underrepresentation by a factor of more than 4 to 1 for women among the creators of digital and syndicated shows.” (Bunche, pg. 23)


I chose this because Mindy Kaling has transcended many boundaries by being the creator, writer, and lead actress in her show, the Mindy project. Being both a woman and a person of color Mindy has defied many odds which can be see in the statistics from the Bunche center. Much of her show is based on what it mean to be a woman while also a person of color. She is a prime example of someone different who has excelled in a predominantly white male setting.

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