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hollywoodpromo300b“If you want an accurate picture of ethnic and gender diversity in the United States, don’t look to Hollywood,” says NPR.

That’s the conclusion of the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” conducted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

The report quantifies the striking — if not surprising — racial and gender imbalances in film and television, both behind and in front of the camera, by comparing the representation of minorities to their actual proportions of the population.

“At every level, in every arena, women and minorities are under-represented in the industry,” says Darnell Hunt, the study’s co-author and director of the Bunche Center. “And the only question really is how serious, how egregious that level of under-representation is.” [Mas…]

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What exactly is life like for white Americans in America? Eddie Murphy went undercover to find out.

PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE LIFE: [Mas…]

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alcoconutPOCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s epic quest for identity — Half Like Me — debuts on FUSION next Thursday.

Coconut Madrigal (white inside, brown outside) knew turning an intensely personal journey into a docu-comedy wouldn’t be one easy trick, but he never anticipated what happened next.

“I set out to dial down my pocho level from a ten to a five,” he told POCHO in a text message Tuesday night, “and ultimately something much greater and unexpected happened. I ended up not giving a shit.”

“I encourage others to try it, feels great.”

Al got some help from three mostly-reliable sources:

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Attention white viewers, especially sorority sisters getting ready for a Halloween party: Don’t get dressed up as a taco — or worse. [This NSFW public service announcement is from Frank Legend, who is not Mexican.]

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Lalo Guerrero via Culture Clash: ‘There’s No Chicanos on TV’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM August 27, 2014 Cultura
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The late Chicano musical pioneer Lalo Guerrero called out Hollywood on its racist casting practices on last century’s Culture Clash TV show. Culture Clash, however, is still around but so is racist casting. Our favorite Lalo Guerrero song is Chucos Suaves:

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I’m Señor Chang, your Spanish teacher this semester (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 27, 2014 El Now
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Me llamo el Señor Chang y seré su profesor de español en este semestre.

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Tony Montana accepts the Emmy on behalf of all Latinos (video)

by CISCO YBERRA August 26, 2014 Cultura
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In case you missed it, here is Tony Montana’s acceptance speech from last night’s Emmy Awards.

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La Cucaracha: ‘People of Color’ in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Alaskans praise candidate who will save us from illegals with tats

by María Purísima August 15, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from ANCHORAGE, AK) Some they call him Joe, some they call him Doh! but one group of Alaska voters is 100% behind Joe Miller, the Tea Party-affiliated candidate who is seeking a United States Senate nomination. “His campaign mailer (click on photo to enlarge) convinced us that Miller will do a great job […]

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Public Service Video: Disabled people can be assholes, too

by CRUTCH CARGO August 14, 2014 Cultura
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Disabled people are like everyone else — some are cool, some are assholes. Stop the stereotyping.

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As the Illegal Mexicans and Muslims Invade (a poem)

by KEN July 29, 2014 El Now
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AN ILLEGAL POEM By Illegal Immigrants I cross river, Poor and broke, Take bus, See employment folk. Nice man Treat me good in there, Say I need Go see Welfare.

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La Cucaracha: Where are the Mexicans in the movies? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 28, 2014 Cartoons
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What if Latinos said the same kind of things Anglos say? (NSFW video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 17, 2014 Cultura
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What if? [NSFW pinche adult language, guey!]

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Johnny Sanchez on George Lopez: Yup, I’m Mexican (video)

by Verdana Bold May 22, 2014 Cultura
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Being brown, growing old, living as a short person — Johnny Sanchez shares TMI about the intimate secrets of Mexican-American men.

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Don’t call me a ‘Mexican,’ America! Also, I’m not a ‘Latino’

by Comic Saenz March 24, 2014 Cultura
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It’s a phenomenon older than the United Estates of America. We’ve named it Looking Down On More Recent Immigrants Syndrome: In 1751, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, a North American colonial with British roots, disparaged “stupid” and “swarthy” recently-arrvied German immigrants, who, he wrote, were too dumb to learn English, and did we mention they were […]

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#TBT ThrowBackTuesday ‘Speedy Latino’ (2002 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 11, 2014 Cartoons
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John Vargas looks like a Mexican who could disembowel you (video)

by Soy Capitan March 6, 2014 Cultura
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Standup comic John Vargas looks Mexican (whatever that means) but he talks funny. [NSFW language.]

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Black History Video: Eddie Murphy goes undercover as ‘Mr. White’

by Soy Capitan February 5, 2014 Cultura
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What exactly is life like for white Americans in America? Eddie Murphy went undercover to find out. PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE LIFE:

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Me? In London, I’m a ‘culturally-American Mexican’

by NANCY LANDA February 3, 2014 Cultura
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Where are you from? That is a simple question, isn’t? Well, for some of us, the answer is not so straight forward. My experience in London in the past four months has included fascinating dialogue with people I have come across. It is one thing I have come to expect from such a global city […]

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20 signs you may be Mexican American [@omgitseddieg video]

by Lucida Grandé January 27, 2014 Cultura
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Oh Em Gee, It’s Eddie G came up with 20 indicators of Mexican-Americanism. Sound familiar? Someone you know? You can follow Eddie on the Twitter.

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