So, I was at a barbeque with a neighbor who has a relative who sometimes lands guest roles in some current shows. She auditions for pilots, but allegedly "although she is more qualified" these roles keep going to minorities. In fact, on more than one occasion she has been the number 2 choice!
Frankly with the amount of minorities on syndicated programs being ridiculously low, and the fact that there is so much competition that I believe coming in number 2 is quite a feat let alone doing so twice, all this struck me as unlikely. So I started to think the explanation that seems most likely to me is that producers are using AA as a scapegoat to remain in good graces with actors they choose not to go with. Thoughts? I only mention it here as it reminded me about all the moaning you hear concerning AA in law school.