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    TV Directors Still Overwhelmingly White, Male

    It’s an old-boy network. Broadcasters claim they’re committed to diversity, but figures from a new ACLU report on discrimination say otherwise: Zero episodes from Netflix’s 2014-2015 season, for example, were directed by women of color. Showrunners are far more likely to take a chance on first-time directors if they’re white and male, and even if shows like Grey’s Anatomy, created by a black woman, are much better at achieving diversity, it’s proving inadequate for combating systemic bias against women and people of color who have their eyes on the director’s chair.

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