A few seasons failed to include any nonwhite cast members.(As of 2014, minorities constituted nearly 40% of the American population.)Like horror movies in which loose women and black characters are killed off quickly, the fate of the shows' nonwhite cast members has become a recognizable trope, spoofed on "SNL" and the Web series "Burning Love." It's easy to dismiss the controversy as much ado about nothing: Why should anyone care who gets cast in a guilty-pleasure reality show when there are more urgent civil rights concerns to worry about? Bachelor Nation, while you were buzzing about Jo Jo Fletcher, the new "Bachelorette," Caila hit the road for New York, documenting her journey on social media Wednesday and busting out with her broker on Thursday. (Christie D' Zurilla)"This is reenforcing unfortunate, deeply rooted stereotypes," says Cyrus Mehri, a Washington, D.The news revived perennial criticisms of the popular but racially homogenous franchise. And in 20 seasons of "The Bachelor," there's been just one lead who qualified as diverse: Juan Pablo Galavis, a blond Venezuelan whose boorish behavior and homophobic remarks (he referred to gay people as "perverts") made him one of the most reviled stars in the show's history.A disproportionate number of contestants have been white, while black, Latino and Asian competitors are, predictably, eliminated in early episodes.Bardwell but the social stigma of such marriages remained prevalent even in the midst of progress. The Gallup poll reports that, predictably, interracial marriage is less popular among older Americans than younger Americans, and is overwhelmingly accepted by millennials.Even so, I have experienced opposition to interracial relationships firsthand.
But do not expect those who can see beyond one’s race to think at your level. In an , Bardwell claimed that he wasn’t racist, but remained unapologetic for his belief that the interracial marriage should be prevented for the sake the couple's future children.Unfortunately for Bardwell, racism is racism, no matter what absurd excuse you try to dress it up with.franchise by becoming the first Black Bachelorette, we knew Rachel Lindsay was open to interracial dating.After all, she was one of women vying for Nick Viall’s heart last season. The politics of interracial dating in this country are complicated, as evidenced by the fact this is the most diverse season of , ever.