UCLA Diversity Report
For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’
UCLA’s “Hollywood Diversity Report 2019” shows that “despite gains in front of and behind the camera, women and minorities remain underrepresented in film and television. The study also included evidence that suggests audiences tend to prefer movies and TV shows that feature relatively diverse casts.”
By Tracy Brown for the LA Times, 2/21/19
Image Credit: Still from the animated film “Coco”
Why Do Asian-Americans Remain Largely Unseen in Film and Television?
Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math world a challenging place. His experiences offer insight into what academic life might be like for ANYA’s Dr. Seymour Livingston.
Diversity is central to ANYA: on screen, in the crew, and in the story. Article by Thessaly La Force (New York Times)