The NPR analysis of this "issue" proceeded down the predictable path that African Americans are "under represented" in the Academy Awards. I was skeptical.
Approximately 12-13% of the U S population are African American, statistics vary somewhat. That works out to about one in eight.
Since 2000 there have been 3 African American winners of the best actor OSCAR.
winner of the best actress award.
- 2001 Halle Barry
Is that progress or not, I don't know.