Final percentage: Out of the 50 movies considered here, 0.1% (5 out of 50) of them have black characters who die first.

As it turns out, black characters don't always die first in horror movies. In fact, they rarely ever die first. Their mortality rate is, however, extremely low, but at least black characters get to hang around long enough to either crack plenty of comic-relief jokes or awkwardly stand around in the background, behind the bland Caucasian heroes and protagonists.