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Where would you have placed CBS on the organizational diversity continuum in the past, and where would you place CBS now? Why?

When considering where you would place CBS on the organizational diversity continuum, consider CBS's history with diversity (or lack thereof). In 2001, CBS received a D+ from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for its efforts to achieve diversity. In 2019, CBS was criticized for lack of inclusivity on popular reality shows. In 2020, CBS mandated that 50% of the casts for its unscripted programming, reality TV, must be Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC).

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While this question ultimately calls for your personal opinion, it's helpful to look at statistics regarding diversity in CBS's past. Across the board, content studios producing movies and television programming have been criticized for their lack of diversity, both behind and in front of the camera. According to data in...

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While this question ultimately calls for your personal opinion, it's helpful to look at statistics regarding diversity in CBS's past. Across the board, content studios producing movies and television programming have been criticized for their lack of diversity, both behind and in front of the camera. According to data in the Los Angeles Times citing a study, in 2012, 94% of film studio heads were white and 100% were male, according to the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

In 2016, following the announcement of the candidates for Oscar awards that year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences organization was also severely criticized, including via a high-profile social media campaign, for the lack of diversity in the nominations and boycott of the Oscar ceremony by many well-known Hollywood actors, producers, and directors. In turn, this prompted the Academy to introduce changes within its organization. Studios such as CBS have also elevated their efforts to attain greater diversity, particularly following a wave of criticism. For instance, in 2001, CBS got a D+ from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for its efforts to diversify.

More recently, in 2019, CBS was criticized for mismanaging inclusivity on certain popular reality shows. In response, CBS noted that 53% and 50% of CBS's writers and directors, respectively, were women or people of color. In 2020, CBS mandated that 50% of the casts for its unscripted programming, reality TV, must be Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC). It also mandated that at least 25% of its annual unscripted development budget be allocated toward BIPOC participants.

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