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Submitted by Vazir Mukhtar (United States), May 17, 2010 at 15:05

Before I buy into the notion of affirmative action being at work in the contests mentioned, I'd need to know the total number of contestants, the number of racial-ethnic groups, and the number of contestants in each of the racial-ethnic groups represented.

It would be helpful to know who sponsors the contests in question and to have a breakdown of the judges: total number, number of men, racial-ethnic groups represented among the judges, etc.

I'm no fan of affirmative action, but before I label a fact, etc., the result of affirmative action, I'd like to have evidence on which to base my conclusion.

Fair is fair; we should all be playing by the same rules.

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