Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Against Popular Reality TV Show

May 1, 2012

"Is The Bachelor racist?"
By Willa Paskin
Apr 18, 2012

“I think Ashley is 1/16th Cherokee Indian, but I cannot confirm.
But that is my suspicion!
We really tried, but sometimes we feel guilty of tokenism.
Oh, we have to wedge African-American chicks in there!
We always want to cast for ethnic diversity,
it’s just that for whatever reason, they don’t come forward.
I wish they would.”

Mike Fleiss, executive producer


"Yesterday, two African-Americans from Tennessee, Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, announced that they are filing a class action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against the most sentimental of reality TV shows, ABC’s long-running The Bachelor.

"This lawsuit is the most serious, but not the first time The Bachelor’s race issues have been raised. Others have noted the problem, with some viewers going so far as to nominate a prospective African-American bachelor.

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