Please write a short-answer essay of between 250-500 words in response to the prompt below. You must upload your essay to the online application form.
People of color represent more than 35% of the United States population, but only 22% of the local TV news and 13% of local print newsrooms are people of color; less than 7% of the advertising and public relations workforce is African-American, and television and film executive management are 90% white. At Google, Facebook and Twitter, less than 3% of the staff is Latino, and less than 2% is African-American. In a short answer essay of 250–500 words, tell us why you think it is important to continue to diversify these industries.