YouTube Videos Don't Reflect Ethnic Diversity Of Children


Common Sense’s “Who Is the ‘You” in YouTube? Missed opportunities in race and representation in children’s YouTube videos” finds YouTube videos viewed by children in the U.S. are not racially and ethnically diverse when compared to the general population. In addition, Black and indigenous people of color (BIPOC) are depicted negatively compared to Whites. According to the report, only 38% of videos showed BIPOC characters, and of the people depicted in videos, 70% were White, 6% were Black, 6% were multiracial, 5% were Latino, and 5% were East Asian.