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Study: Middle Eastern actors ignored by TV - Dotemirates
12/09/2018

Study: Middle Eastern actors ignored by TV

LOS ANGELES: Actors and characters of Middle Eastern and North African descent are either ignored by TV or stereotyped, according to a new study by a California-based university.The few such actors who get work are largely confined to playing tyrants and terrorists, said the study released Monday.One percent of regularly seen TV series actors have roots in countries including Egypt and Turkey. But estimates show about 3 percent of the US population, 10 million people, are from the region, said the study’s lead author, Biola University associate professor Nancy Wang Yuen.Researchers who examined 242 scripted prime-time series on broadcast, cable...


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