Hollywood's Race/Ethnicity and Gender-Based Casting
Prospects for a Title VII Lawsuit

Russell Robinson
Latino Policy and Issues Brief, Number 14
December 2006

Hollywood "breakdowns" often specify a preferred race/ethnicity or gender for a role, a hiring practice that gives an overwhelming proportion of lead roles to white male actors. This brief examines the potential for Title VII lawsuits as well as viable alternatives.

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