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It's racist, and there is a long history of white men sexualizing black women in America, from the days of slavery to now with the way black women are treated as a very specific fetish in pornography.
So when the actual season of The Bachelorette began, Dean almost immediately brought up his comment to Rachel to get a reaction.
When it was announced that Rachel Lindsay would be the Bachelorette — the first black woman to take the position — I wondered how the producers would handle it.
I also wondered how it would make the show different, and how it would stay the same.
via GIPHY We saw on The Bachelor that the stakes of meeting the parents are higher when in an interracial relationship.
Not only are you seeking the parents' approval, but you're seeing if your partner is actually comfortable being surrounded by black people.
It didn't take long for fans to find racist tweets from Lee's past, so chances are the producers who had to vet these men before meeting with Rachel knew about them, too — and they still cast Lee to be one of the many possible men who could marry her.
You might have heard people say "I can't be racist; my friends are black," or "I can't be racist; I voted for Obama." Stanford psychologists found that these sayings are a way for people to show their "moral credentials," and that many of those who vote for Obama felt much more comfortable with voicing their prejudices later.Rachel brought Nick Viall to church for this reason specifically: to see if he was comfortable in a black church, a place that is important to her.These are important things to consider when thinking about going into a long-term relationship with someone of a different race.What I wasn't prepared for is how many real moments I would see for a show that is arguably an unrealistic reality show about people getting engaged after less than two months of "dating." The first moment that brought me back to reality was when the season kicked off with Rachel meeting her first four suitors on After the Final Rose.
Each man gets to make a quick first impression with Rachel, and when it is Dean's turn, he says, "I'm ready to go black and I'm never going to go back." This is hardly the first time this phrase has been said in our culture.
She acted perfectly fine with it, and even referred to it as line.