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After analyzing the race and sexual orientation of 679 characters on the U.S. television networks' fall schedules, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has concluded that the nets continue to under-represent gays and lesbians as well as people of color.

GLAAD said it analyzed 95 upcoming shows on six networks and counted only nine gay or lesbian characters on eight programs, or about 1.3 percent of the total number of characters. It said there were no transgender or bisexual scripted characters on the networks. It also said 513, or 75 percent, of the characters were white, 81 (12 percent) were African-American, 18 (3 percent) were Asian-Pacific Islander and 49 (7percent) were Hispanic.

"When you look at primetime's dismal lack of LGBT characters — combined with the continuing under-representation of people of color, gay and straight alike — it's clear that the broadcast networks have a long way to go before they accurately reflect the diversity of their audience and our society," said GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano.

According to the U.S. Census, the population of the United States in 2005 was 75 percent white, 12 percent African-American, and 3 percent Asian-Pacific Islander. Some 35 million of the country's 281 million residents, or about 12 percent, identify themselves as being of Hispanic origin. The same census estimated the number of same-sex couples to be 1 percent.


Emphasis is mine.

Yeah. Looks totally inaccurate. Dumbass.
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For a minute there I was going to ask how the hell he anglo number increased in over a year and half, with a rather massive drop in hispanics. Then I realized that many of those who claim Hispanic origins, consider themselves assimilated, to an extent; as a result, pass themselves off as anglo...of course disrupting an accurate amount of the amount of WASPS vs. Passers.
They're welcome to increase the "reality of diversity" as long as I don't have to listen to the inevitable bitching about how "straight people can't write gays worth a damn" and "whites can't write blacks/hispanics/whatever worth a shit" like I've had to listen to the whining about men writing women in the SG world.

They need to start with more diverse writers, and actors too (more *good* ones). Yeah they're out there, but you gotta find them.