Room for Debate: Is Hollywood too Whitewashed?

From the New York Times

Cast of ABC's "Scandal"

Cast of ABC's "Scandal"

The virtually all-white cast of the HBO comedy “Girls” has generated debate about why so many television programs have few nonwhite actors in major roles. Shows like “Scandal,” a new ABC
drama starring a black actress, Kerry Washington, in a leading role, are rare exceptions.

Why are executives not casting more minorities? Are show runners afraid of compromising their storytelling, or is something else at play?

Read the discussion here.