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​​​​​​Companies led by White men own nearly all of our media — which is why women and people of color are so often depicted in stereotypical terms or ignored altogether.

The FCC needs to fulfill its obligation to promote ownership opportunities for underrepresented communities. It’s just as critical that media outlets adopt policies that will diversify newsrooms.

Question and Answers


    Why is this a racial justice issue?

    A: The lack of diverse media ownership puts our communities at risk. Stereotypical media depictions have real-life consequences for communities of color, including discriminatory hiring practices, biased treatment in courtrooms and doctors’ offices, and police brutality.

    How diverse is media ownership today?

    A: Not very. Women comprise over 51 percent of the U.S. population but own a fraction of all TV and radio station licenses. The same applies for people of color, who comprise 39 percent of the U.S. population.

Our Work on Diversity in Media Ownership

We campaign against mergers that would further concentrate the media. We also push the FCC to promote ownership opportunities for women and people of color.

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