Study: Muslim Characters Underrepresented in Film

Study: Muslim Characters Underrepresented in Film
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Muslim characters were present in less than 10% of 200 of the most recent popular films, a new study found, and when their characters are given rare speaking roles, they're often depicted as foreigners, dangerous or in other stereotypical lights. The survey is the latest from USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which selected 200 popular films released between 2017 and 2019 in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand and found that less than 2% of more than 8,500 speaking characters in these movies were Muslim.
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