A coalition of Latino groups are charging four major TV networks with failing to improve diversity both in front of and behind the camera, reports the Los Angeles Times’ ShowTracker blog.
"This was a terrible year for Latinos at the networks," the article quotes Alex Nogales, who runs the National Hispanic Media Coalition, as saying.
The coalition, which issued a "report card" on multiculturalism, said that ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox have bumped up the inclusion of African Americans and Asian Americans, although Latino diversity is on the wane.
Overall, CBS received the highest grade (B+), while Fox was given the lowest (C+), with both ABC and NBC receiving B-, the story notes.
Nogales said that he may consider charging the networks with racism or bigotry if progress isn’t shown next year, the article notes.