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Bunche Center Welcomes Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

Bunche Center Welcomes Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

For 2016-17, Dr. Vanessa Díaz will be in residence at the Bunche Center as a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.  Please read her biography below. Dr. Vanessa Díaz is an interdisciplinary ethnographer, filmmaker, and journalist. In 2015, she earned a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Díaz is currently adapting her dissertation into a book manuscript tentatively titled Manufacturing Celebrity: […]

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UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

  September 26, 2016 – Bunche Center Director, Dr. Darnell Hunt, is featured in UCLA’s Optimists campaign highlighting the Bunche Center’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To read the latest report, CLICK HERE.

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The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

NOW AVAILABLE! 2016 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: BUSINE$$ AS USUAL? The Bunche Center released its third annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To DOWNLOAD the “2016 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Busine$$ as Usual,” CLICK HERE. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

June 23, 2016 -Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, upholding the University of Texas’ affirmative action program, and determining that using race as a factor in the admissions process to achieve greater diversity is constitutional. The ruling also finds that affirmative action is necessary and appropriate for creating diversity and sets reasonable standards […]

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Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of the Big and Small Screen

Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of the Big and Small Screen

July 21, 2016 – In two new webisodes by #FastForward, EBONY.com and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) talk with influential entertainment stakeholders about Hollywood’s diversity crisis. To read the article and view the webisodes, Click Here. As part of the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, the Center is collaborating with Hollywood industry players to produce the Hollywood Diversity […]

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April 20th Deadline for IAC Research Grants in Ethnic Studies

April 20th Deadline for IAC Research Grants in Ethnic Studies

IAC RESEARCH GRANTS IN ETHNIC STUDIES April 20th Deadline The Institute of American Cultures invites applications for support of research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os for 2016-2017. The Institute also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the Centers and/or between the Centers and other campus units. The Research Grant Program is on […]

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Scott Blog Discusses Racial Exclusion in Hollywood – Then & Now

Scott Blog Discusses Racial Exclusion in Hollywood – Then & Now

(Photo: Shutterstock/Advocate.com)   January 28, 2016 – Ellen Scott, a UCLA Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, blogs that today’s Oscars controversy is nothing new. She examines a 1962 protest over racial exclusion in Hollywood where the concerns of blacks in the entertainment industry 54 years ago, are not unlike the concerns […]

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Oscar Noms Show Face of Hollywood Not the Face of America #Oscarsstillsowhite

Oscar Noms Show Face of Hollywood Not the Face of America #Oscarsstillsowhite

January 14, 2016 — After this morning’s announcement of the Academy Award nominations, there is a sequel to the #Oscarssowhite hashtag that trended last year – it’s #Oscarsstillsowhite. Once again, minorities have been excluded from the acting nominations and most of the other major categories for the 2016 Academy Awards. To read Variety’s article about the lack of diversity in the nominations, Click Here. To read […]

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LA Times Assails High Court on Affirmative Action

LA Times Assails High Court on Affirmative Action

  December 11, 2015 — Two days after Justice Scalia’s racist comments about blacks on elite college campuses, an LA Times editorial succinctly explains why the U.S. Supreme Court’s approach to  affirmative action misses the point.  Click HERE for the editorial.

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Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar, Rips Hollywood on Lack of Diversity

Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar, Rips Hollywood on Lack of Diversity

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) November 16, 2015 – Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar, Rips Hollywood on Lack of Diversity. To read the full article, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.  For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, Click Here. To learn more about supporting this important research project and […]

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