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Minorities still under-represented in popular films: study
With this year's high-profile movies "The Butler," "42" and "12 Years a Slave" prominently featuring black actors, it may seem as though the multiplex is enjoying new levels of diversity. But popular films still under-represent minority characters and directors, and reflect certain biases in their portrayals, according to a study being released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
By Rebecca Keegan
October 30, 2013