The EEOC has given permission to former contestants of American Idol to sue the producers and Fox for employment discrimination based on race. Any such suits must first get the approval of the EEOC and it's a huge loss for Idol. The contestants claim they were disqualified from the show because of their arrest records and other reasons which had nothing to do with their singing and that all were people of color. American Idol should just settle this right now because they are going to fail in proving that the contestants were not employees because of the records that exist. They have changed their contracts since the original complaint and when one contestant after another testifies it's going to look pretty bad.
Idol says that a third of the winners of the show have been black. Yeah, no one is going to dispute that but how many contestants each season have been black. It's like they reach a certain number and say that's it.