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Posted 4 years ago in Litigation Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
American Idol Contestants Sue for Alleged Race Discrimination

A group of black former American Idol contestants are suing the show, claiming its producers dismissed them because of their race.   Background Checks Targeted Blacks Out of 12 seasons of the show, three black contestants – Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, and Candice Glover ­– and one bi-racial contestant – Jordin Sparks – won. But the 10 former contestants, who ranged from season two in 2003 to season nine of the long-running televised singing contest owned by Fox and production …

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