Racial equity news coverage of Latinos is lacking, a new study finds

The study by the Berkeley Media Studies Group and UnidosUS found that only about 6% of news regarding racial equity and racism referred to Latinos.

Latinos are barely part of the conversation in newspapers and online media outlets covering the issue of racial equity and racism, a new study has found.

Only about 6% of such news referred to Latinos, who make up nearly 20% of the American population and over 40% of all people of color, according to a report published Wednesday by the Berkeley Media Studies Group and UnidosUS.

The study analyzed peak news cycles related to racism and racial equity issues, including wealth, housing and health in the U.S., following the onset of protests and protest anniversaries between May 1 and Sept. 30 in 2020, 2021 and 2022. 

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