Forbes has released its annual list of TV’s 15 highest-paid actresses. In an industry rife with gender and racial inequality, the numbers are a little encouraging — but mainly underscore diversity issues that still need addressing. 

Sofia Vergara of “Modern Family” fame ties with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting from “The Big Bang Theory” for first place — each woman earned $28.5 million. Forbes’ data comprises income earned between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015, and includes paychecks from actresses’ television shows along with endorsement deals, appearance fees and the like. 

Vergara is one of just three minority actresses on the list. Mindy Kaling, who stars in “The Mindy Project,” took the eighth-place slot with $9 million, and Kerry Washington from “Scandal” took ninth with $7 million. They’re the same three minority women who made Forbes’ 2014 list, although Kaling and Washington enjoyed an earnings increase this year. Of 2013’s top 15, only Vergara held a spot — first, again.

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