MERIT - a hypothetical
Thu Feb 17 13:14:23 CST 2000
What if . .
We can see that minorities and women are disadvantaged in
rounds, not by the process, but by the results of the first
round bids and elims at tournaments. However, we can't
identify anything in the decision process of judges that is
We can't change the decision processes by reexamining
racist argument criteria, since we don't explicitly see
any. The present system is unfair, however. What are we
If we just ask the judges to think about their prejudices,
we may get nowhere, while women and minorities get hurt.
However, nobody wants to put aff action in place IN ROUNDS.
This seems to be a conundrum, unless what is being
suggested is not that minorities and women are hurt in
round, but that they don't have the same opportunity to
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