Darnell Hunt

UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies

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Sociology professor and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles

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When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

Hollywood’s Love Affair With Racism

When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

from Scheer Intelligence

Remember when Rodney King’s brutal beating by the LAPD was caught on video? The nine minutes of grainy footage put an angry national spotlight on how the LAPD treated black people.

Police Brutality and Rodney King, 25 Years Later

Remember when Rodney King’s brutal beating by the LAPD was caught on video? The nine minutes of grainy footage put an angry national spotlight on how the LAPD treated black people.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Another Oscar snub – people of color. For the second year in a row, the Academy has only nominated white actors.

Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Another Oscar snub – people of color. For the second year in a row, the Academy has only nominated white actors.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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