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Odd affirmative action.

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Submitted by Aaron Baker (United States), May 17, 2010 at 15:18

An odd form of affirmative action, which favors women who are actually beautiful. ...

"Affirmative action was first applied in beauty contests for black women to win in the 1980s . . . ." It must have been more of this very odd affirmative action that tipped the scales in favor of Vanessa Williams--I mean, how else could she have won?

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