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Infographic: The Inclusion Crisis in film Underserved groups in film Female Characters Films without any characters - 0 Percentage of speaking characters 33.1% U.S. Population 50.8% Difference (Characters-Population) -17.7 Characters w/ Disabilities Films without any characters 58 Percentage of speaking characters 1.6% U.S. Population 27.2% Difference (Characters-Population) -25.6 Latino Characters Films without any characters 47 Percentage of speaking characters 5.3% U.S. Population 18.3% Difference (Characters-Population) -13 LGBT Characters Films without any characters 76 Percentage of speaking characters 1.3% U.S. Population 4.5% Difference (Characters-Population) -3.2 Black Characters Films without any characters 12 Percentage of speaking characters 16.9% U.S. Population 13.4% Difference (Characters-Population) +3.5 Asian Characters Films without any characters 32 Percentage of speaking characters 8.2% U.S. Population 5.9% Difference (Characters-Population) +2.3 Note: US census was used for all groups except LGB. That point statistic was from Williams institute (2019).

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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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