If you are a fan of the “reality” shows ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette,’ you know neither show has ever had a star of color.
Now the folks behind those shows are being sued for racial disrcimination.
Former football players, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks, say they were almost immediately dismissed when they showed up at an open audition in Nashville, Tennessee. So could they possibly have a case?
Bigger than this one case, is there a racist pattern in the casting of “reality” TV that perpetuates negative stereotypes?
Images in media affect and shape culture and perceptions, so I thought this was a discussion worth having.