The target would be for white male critics to drop from 63% to 30%, with similar adjustments benefiting the other gender/ethnic groupings.
Marc Choueiti, the study’s lead author, said: “Even among top critics, the words of white and male critics fill a greater share of the conversation than females and people of colour.
Given that individual writers often contribute multiple reviews, the study also counted the number of individual critics.
Thy found that of the 1,648 regular writers, 68.3% were men and 31.7% were women, with non-white men at 14.8% and non-white women at 8.9%.
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