A new UCLA study analyzing casting announcements for major film roles in 2005 found that 69% of the roles were reserved for white actors, and another 8.5 percent were open to whites and minorities. Which left between .5% and 8% of the roles for people of color, depending on their specific ethnicity, and whether their name is “Halle Berry.”
The study also found that men were almost three times as likely as women to be cast in lead roles. Unless it was a horror movie with a high body count, and then women had a clear advantage. Well, white women, anyway.