TV Still Lily-White Behind The Camera

In recent years, American television has finally seemed to embrace at least a few prime time shows starring minority actors and reflecting the American experiences of non-whites. But the increased diversity is often restricted to the people in front of the camera. “It should come as no great surprise that Hollywood is, by and large, run by white people. But as the networks increasingly respond to pressure from advocacy groups to diversify the worlds they present on-screen, viewers are treated to more shows that purport to present a picture of life from a particular ethnic point of view, but were created and executive-produced by the same, overwhelmingly white crowd of usual suspects.”