Misty Copeland Aside, Why Are the Arts Still So White?

Latinos and blacks make up nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce, but they are drastically underrepresented in the arts.

Misty Copeland speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. The Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and a rare celebrity in that field, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
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