Its a fallacy to assume one Hispanic person is just like all the rest, but this is raised time and again when referring to political candidates or corporate ownership. It’s to no ones benefit when one industry almost completely lacks diversity. Race and gender are factors of American life out of many. However, they’re easy to track and signifcant.
According to research done by Free Press, 51 percent of all Americans are women, yet only 6 percent of all full-power radio and TV stations are owned by women. “People of color,” as the group calls them, likewise make up 33 percent of the population but only have ownership of 7.2 percent of TV and radio stations. To put those figures in context, think of them this way: for every female-owned radio station in the country, the average market has 16 stations owned by white men. For each minority-owned station, the average market has eight stations owned by white men.
Lack of media diversity ownership slammed on the eve of more consolidation