When the creative world is divided by race, gender and ethnicity, it’s often a little easier to make a name than it is to succeed.
That’s because each of those groups shares the same set of skills — and there’s no shortage of them.
But as creatives are starting to take the creative work more seriously and to ask for compensation more in line with what they make, it is also becoming increasingly difficult for everyone else to get ahead.
In fact, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Association of Independent Business, one-third of creative jobs in the U.S. were created by people of color.
While the numbers are small, the impact they have on the lives of artists and creatives can be profound.
In this article, we take a look at what creative professionals in the United States have to say about race, culture, gender, and other forms of discrimination in the creative and creative-industry industries.
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