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Hispanic Caucus Chairman Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), announced in a series of Twitter posts Monday morning that he is going after Hollywood for their lack of diversity and negative portrayal of Latinos.

Castro and his twin brother, 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Julian Castro, are the sons of Maria del Rosario “Rosie” Castro, a Mexican-American civil rights activist who was one of the original founders of the La Raza organization.

Castro announced the newest mission of the Hispanic Caucus in the following tweets:

The @HispanicCaucus will meet with executives in the television and film industry in Los Angeles on Nov. 7-8 about the lack of diversity and negative, unrealistic portrayal and stereotyping of Latinos in American entertainment.

We met earlier this year with the @motionpictures MPAA and will meet in LA with heads of the major studios, including @Netflix @DisneyStudios @ParamountPics @SonyPictures @UniversalPics and @warnerbros.

Thank you to the many organizations, such as @HispanicArts @nalac_arts and @NHMC, who have been working on these issues for awhile. If you’re part of the entertainment industry and would like to share your perspective with us, please reach out at [email protected]

A special thank you to @SenatorMenendez and @RepCardenas who chair our diversity task force.

Castro re-tweeted the following statement from “Latinos Matter,” who declared that the Emmys are too white. “Diversity in #Hollywood is all talk. #Latinos are about 20% of the population, which means we SHOULD see 1 in 5 roles go to #Latinos. So, how can we get nominated for #Emmys, if we aren’t even part of a cast (in the same old, stale plots)?”

Other re-tweets by Castro claimed that there is a lack of Latino representation in the news.

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