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Letters: The Kennedy Center's woman gap

September 28, 2012

Re "Kennedy Center Honors criticized," Sept. 22

Does it disturb anyone else that only one of the seven 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees is a woman?

I looked up the honorees for the last 10 years. Over that time, about two-thirds of the recipients of this distinguished lifetime achievement award have been men. As with the under-representation of Latinos discussed in this article, the unvarnished numbers bring up real questions about bias in the selection process.

In a country where more than 50% of the population is female, surely the Kennedy Center can find as many women worthy of this honor as men.

Emily Hutta

Los Angeles

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