Despite studies that show African American and Latino youth play more video games per day than white youth, diversity is lacking in the gaming industry and also in games, where few characters of color can be found.
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According to findings from a recent study by University of Southern California Professor Dmitri Williams, only 10 percent of characters in video games are Black, and even then most are depicted as gangsters or athletes.
Some would argue that while so many African Americans religiously play video games, they cannot see themselves getting into an industry that is predominately white. Others point to institutional bias and inequality of opportunity in the gaming and tech industries.