Hollywood Diversity Report Panel at NCBS 3/12/15

Hollywood Diversity Report Panel at NCBS 3/12/15

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Justice Department Finds Pattern of Ferguson Police Bias

Justice Department Finds Pattern of Ferguson Police Bias

(Photo: Whitney Curtis) March 3, 2015 – New York Times reports that Justice Department finds pattern of police bias in Ferguson. To read the article, Click Here.

When Will Hollywood Figure Out That Diversity Sells?

When Will Hollywood Figure Out That Diversity Sells?

  February 26, 2015 – One of the important takeaways from the panel discussion, “Why Can’t Hollywood Look Like America?” is that despite what is claimed, findings show that the most successful movies and television shows reflect America’s demographics. Hollywood insiders discussed this and other issues as they explored diversity (or lack thereof) in the entertainment industry at this “Thinking L.A.” event.  […]

NEW! 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

NEW! 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

NOW AVAILABLE!  THE 2015 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT:  FLIPPING THE SCRIPT February 25, 2015 – The Bunche Center released its second annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE.   To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here.  To read The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive […]

Why Can’t Hollywood Tell America’s Stories?

Why Can’t Hollywood Tell America’s Stories?

February 23, 2015 – Zócalo talks with Bunche Center’s Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon and others about stories they’d like to see.  To read the article, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, Click Here. For more information on the Bunche Center’s upcoming 2015 Hollywood Diversity […]


History & Mission

Bunche Center Mural (1970)

History & Mission

    The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, founded in 1969 as the Center for Afro-American Studies (CAAS), was renamed after Nobel Prize winner, scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Ralph J. Bunche in 2003, in commemoration of the centenary of his birth.     The Bunche Center is the result of the struggle by black students at […]

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Race and Hollywood

2015 Hollywood Diversity Report Makes News

2015 Hollywood Diversity Report Makes News

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA recently released “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script,” examines diversity — of the lack thereof — in the film and TV industries. Below are links to news coverage related to the new report.   March 3, 2015 – AOL’s Latino Voices reports on findings in the Hollywood Diversity Report […]

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Diversity Issues

Diversity Issues:  The Ivy League and the 1%

Diversity Issues: The Ivy League and the 1%

January 15, 2015 – Former Thurgood Marshall lecturer Lani Guinier writes in Salon.Com about Ivy Leagues and the 1%.  To read the full article, Click Here. For more information on the Bunche Center’s past research on diversity issues, Click Here.  

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Black Los Angeles

Black Los Angeles Project

Black Los Angeles Project

July 6, 2012 — The Los Angeles Times features a story on the major renovation of a Black Los Angeles landmark, the Dunbar Hotel.  You can access the story by clicking HERE.  A fuller discussion of Los Angeles’s historic Crenshaw Corridor is presented in Chapter 2 of the Bunche Center’s edited volume Black Los Angeles:  American Dreams and Racial Realities. ——————- […]

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Recent Posts

Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD Bunche Center Newsletter -March 2015

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A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

2014-2015   The academic year 2014-15 is significant for a number of reasons. Not only does it mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 45th anniversary of the Bunche Center’s founding, but it also features key anniversaries for some important entertainment milestones associated with the Center’s most recent research initiative, the Race and Hollywood Project. […]

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Hollywood Diversity Report Panel at NCBS 3/12/15

Hollywood Diversity Report Panel at NCBS 3/12/15

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Theories of Race & Ethnicity – Spring 2015

Theories of Race & Ethnicity – Spring 2015

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Roberts Heads African American Board Leadership Program 4/10 & 4/11

Roberts Heads African American Board Leadership Program 4/10 & 4/11

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Justice Department Finds Pattern of Ferguson Police Bias

Justice Department Finds Pattern of Ferguson Police Bias

(Photo: Whitney Curtis) March 3, 2015 – New York Times reports that Justice Department finds pattern of police bias in Ferguson. To read the article, Click Here.

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2015 Hollywood Diversity Report Makes News

2015 Hollywood Diversity Report Makes News

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA recently released “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script,” examines diversity — of the lack thereof — in the film and TV industries. Below are links to news coverage related to the new report.   March 3, 2015 – AOL’s Latino Voices reports on findings in the Hollywood Diversity Report […]

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