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Affirmative Action? Really?

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Submitted by Ed Pickwick (Japan), May 18, 2010 at 21:23

I don't understand this. Is the example of less than 10 Muslim beauty pageant winners in the entire western world really evidence of affirmative action? In some parts of Europe the Muslim percentage of the population is over 10%! Surely if there were affirmative action in play the percentage of Muslim winners would be much, much higher. I don't doubt that pageant holders want to reward a 'good story' or even pander to PC instincts, but really - this is not even 'all smoke and no fire', it's 'no smoke at all'. She's just a normal girl who happens to come from a Muslim background, that's all.

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