I would love to see a black Bachelor. I’d love to see an Asian, Latino, Eskimo, Middle Eastern, or Wolof Bachelor. Hell, I’d even watch a Canadian Bachelor. It is absurd that in 10 years there has never once been a Bachelor or Bachelorette who isn’t white. And if the past few seasons are any indication, Team Bachelor has all but given up on casting even a few “token” minority contestants to compete for the Bachelor/Bachelorette’s love. The show is embarrassingly white, and — as so many of you have commented on my Bachelor recaps — the audience has long been ready to see someone other than a Ken doll (or Ben Flajnik) in the leading rose-giving role.
Still, I was dismayed to hear that two African-American men, Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, recently filed a class-action lawsuit against ABC and the producers of The Bachelor for racial discrimination. And I’ve got to ask Nathaniel and Christopher one question: Are you sure this is the battle you want to pick? READ FULL STORY