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Inside Hollywood's 'diversity hire' program for TV writers




Marietta Sirleaf, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott and Jim O'Heir attend the NBC
Marietta Sirleaf, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott and Jim O'Heir attend the NBC "Parks And Recreation" 100th Episode Celebration at CBS Studios - Radford on October 16, 2013 in Studio City, California.
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The Writers Guild did a study earlier this year, confirming that the majority of writers in Hollywood are white men. Studios have tried to address this by hiring "diversity staff writers."

Beejoli Shah recently wrote about her own experience with the world of diversity staff positions for Defamer.com, a site that is part of Gawker Media.