Do You Think the Bachelor and Other Shows Promote Racism?


Here’s an interview with Marshana Ritchie http://www.intouchweekly.com/2008/04/the_bachelor_london_calling_ma.php

 http://www.ostroyreport.com/2010/01/is-abcs-bachelorbachelorette-racist.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-ostroy/is-abcs-emthe-bachelorbac_b_412618.html

http://www.brandidentityguru.com/wordpress/2010/01/04/the-bachelor-and-bachelorette-brands-cant-be-more-racist/

When white and other non black people start commenting on this then you know something’s wrong.  Anyway remember when I was saying don’t get on shows like Jerry Springer, Rikki Lake (gone etc.) Tyra.  Well leave the Bachelor and other shows like it the hell alone too.  The only reason these shows pick us is so they can throw us out faster than we can say “Yes I will marry you.”   It’s also away to show us as mean, loud, ghetto and other stereotypes they can think of.  And it’s not just us http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2010/01/the-bachelor-channys-off-color-landing-strip-comment-not-appreciated.html they are doing it with others as well.  Actually I think they are finding harder targets when black women know so they are going to go to other women of color doing this mess.  I don’t want to say I told you so (which I just did I guess) to non/bw and non/bm/wm that they are going to treat them the same.  But back to us.    You’ve seen in some of the comments from this site as well as others that people are in such denial.  I like what one commenter said in the first link.  That it’s naïve for someone to think that these producers are only getting women and men of their race; because that’s who they find attractive.  Damn straight.  It’s severe naïvety.  To say that it’s not racist to go pick girls/men based on what they think white America wants to see is just as racist as White America not wanting to see a black women or even a black man or another person of color either being the bachelor or the bachelorette or one of the contestants is just as racist in a multi-ethnic/racial/cultural society.  This goes for other races who think this way as well.   Marshana subjected to racism and then just taken off when it was the other girl who started the mess.  To Make matters worse, the other white women started in on her too.  That’s the only fight they show and she gets kicked off.  Also if any of you have seen that particular Bachelor then you will remember when Matt kissed her and the other girls were like eww why kiss her.  He should kiss so and so or at least us, but ewww why her?  Now if that doesn’t show racism I don’t know what will.  The thing is it’s so covert that most, well there are many white who don’t think it’s racism, but we know better.  What I am starting to see though is that many wm do take notice of the lack of black people and other people of color on these shows.  White women are noticing it too.  So these fools that like to comment talking about it’s not racist are a trip.  Then one of the fools mentioned that we have Flav or Love like all bw want to be on a show like that or be with a man like that.  I still remember the interracial dating reality show was planned by with a wm bachelor with two sons who was looking for a bw to marry.  The show was pitched to VH1, but was rejected, because it would show respectable black women and not the hot ghetto messes that are usually shown on these shows.  http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.5675/title.boycott-launched-against-vh1  It’s not surprise though that they would choose the type of women like NY, or the women you see on Flav, Charm School and Rock of Love (this man never finds his Mr. Right) etc.  Frankly I think it would be cool if this show does manage to get on air then after he finds his he has another white, asian etc. bachelor who is looking for a bw to be his wife.  http://www.hiphop-elements.com/article/read/4/17987/1/ Now that would be cool, because these dating shows defeat the purpose when the same person is always looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right.  I mean seriously Rock of Love has been on how long? 

Frankly I think it would probably should be online or something.  Now that would also be cool.  Have an online series like the bachelor/Bachelorette/Joe Millionaire/American Princess (yeah find me that Duke.lol) etc.  that is possibly independent that way no network execs. have the power to influence it.  It would still have to have commercial appeal and some drama here and there to keep people interested, but definitely could stay away from the VH1 style crap.

If I could find that Mashana/Robin video.

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24 Responses to “Do You Think the Bachelor and Other Shows Promote Racism?”

  1. scificrazy Says:

    I loved Marshanna and was rooting for her. I think what got her in trouble is she said something about the way she was being treated to Matt. She shouldn’t have said anything. I know that sucks to hear, but bw have to be real careful with these tv shows and not give these people any leverage if you are going to do them. Be on your guard, because snakes are out to bite you from all sides.

    The problem is this show and others like it are so damn fake. You mean to tell me the drama mama queen gets the man? Seriously women who are even being catty in front of him haven’t gone home? Women who are chasing this man are still on a show that focuses on the man finding a wife? Are they serious? Hell they broke up not long after the show went off air as did many other bachelors and winners. Some even dated or married the runners up. So that should tell viewers to start questioning the series. The producers are probably telling these men and women (from the Bachelorette) who to pick when we all clearly see more chemistry etc. between the bachelor and another woman all of a sudden either she leaves on her own, or he lets her go. Some suspect that the producers pick a woman for the bachelor to chose based on what they think Americans want to see. Like the bachelor who chose the school teacher (I believe don’t quote me on that) broke up and then went after the woman that he let go earlier in the series. Every please start paying attention to these shows. Because they are as unreality as reality tv can get.

  2. Jess Says:

    how can the show be racist when most of the crazy women on that show are ww, and they show ww doing some crazy a ss things-LOL!

    • bgurrl Says:

      The fact that they almost only have ww and always ww who win. You should mos def check the London Calling one out. Frankly after Marshana got exed out I stopped watching. I really wasn’t in the mood for the drama queen.

      • Aa Says:

        Maybe we should be honest the bachelors and and bachelorettes perfer white candidates maybe blue eyes blond hair e.t.c , thats not racist thats preferences . Yes if the network put people from other ethnic backgrounds it would make it more interesting and give the bachelors a chance to met someone they usually would not met or approach they may be surprise what blossoms. ‘Something new’ Although you can not say they are racist if they are attracted to particular physical attributes.
        We have to be honest the situation is a large majority of white america especially men since they control the media are into the white american beauty blue eyes straight flowy blond hair fair skin e.t.c blah, blah but things are changing the doors are being open for different beauties to be adorned and recognised although there a long way to go. Right now black women who are being shown as beautiful are light skin with europen features beyonce, Halle Berry e.t.c and the reason why they are considered beautiful by mainstream america is because they are closer to white beauty. so there is a long way to go.

      • Aa Says:

        You know what we shouldnt worry about shows like this and about trying to fit into mainstream America bw will never have real flowy blond hair or hair you can put your fingers through which some of these men may desire, we shouldn’t force ourserslves to fit into that image or box we should do our own thing and know we are different and thats cool.

      • bgurrl Says:

        You know what we shouldnt worry about shows like this and about trying to fit into mainstream America bw will never have real flowy blond hair or hair you can put your fingers through which some of these men may desire, we shouldn’t force ourserslves to fit into that image or box we should do our own thing and know we are different and thats cool.

        What does having flowy hair like ww have to do with being seen as desirable? And yes we do need to work on our image in the media. If we don’t represent our beauty how do we expect others to see us as beautiful. Men set the standards of beauty no matter what anyone says.

        Maybe we should be honest the bachelors and and bachelorettes perfer white candidates maybe blue eyes blond hair e.t.c , thats not racist thats preferences . Yes if the network put people from other ethnic backgrounds it would make it more interesting and give the bachelors a chance to met someone they usually would not met or approach they may be surprise what blossoms. ‘Something new’ Although you can not say they are racist if they are attracted to particular physical attributes.

        I don’t buy that one for a minute. Yes men and women have preferences nothing wrong with that. But the producers are probably chosing certain women for drama than anything else.

        We have to be honest the situation is a large majority of white america especially men since they control the media are into the white american beauty blue eyes straight flowy blond hair fair skin e.t.c blah, blah but things are changing the doors are being open for different beauties to be adorned and recognised although there a long way to go. Right now black women who are being shown as beautiful are light skin with europen features beyonce, Halle Berry e.t.c and the reason why they are considered beautiful by mainstream america is because they are closer to white beauty. so there is a long way to go.

        Well you need to go to Evia’s site and many others, because they will tell you different. Many white men who date/marry bw tend to go after darker-skined, with natural hair etc. Over the lighter skinned, straight haired women.

      • Aa Says:

        It’s not suppose to be about winning the guys are picking the ones who they like, they don’t have to pick a bw for you entertainment or fantasy or your dream of what you would like to happen. It has to be there choice.

      • bgurrl Says:

        You’re not getting what’s being said. These men probably aren’t even picking the women they want (as most of these men end up breaking up with the women they so-called picked). If you know the history of this show then you’d realize that most of the men either found love outside of the show or they ended up with one of the women kicked off eariler. That’s what makes me think this show and shows like it are fake. I take that back know these shows are fake. I mean who talks like half these women, acts like most of these women on these types of shows yet a marriage minded man picks them to marry?

      • Aa Says:

        It’s not suppose to be about winning the guys are picking the ones who they like, they don’t have to pick a bw for you entertainment or fantasy or your dream of what you would like to happen. It has to be there choice.

  3. Melanie Says:

    This type of ‘hateration’ goes on in real life. As a bw I have experienced this on many occasions. You are ‘friends’ with a ww and you are all out on the town. They get so upset and can’t believe that a wm would come and talk to you, ask you out etc, over them. I guess I was the ‘ugly’ girlfriend they bring along to make themselves feel better. And all the time they were the ugly ‘friend’ I brought along to make me feel better LOL. Anyway, they can NEVER believe that any wm would want you over them. So I am used to the ewww why did he pick her attitude. They usually try to hide it, but you can tell that’s what they think b/c of their amazement. Usually that’s the last time I go out with them or I will continue to hang out and know the deal. I would never sign up for one of these shows as you know what type of BW they are looking for. Any thing you do is seen in a different light even if the ww does the same thing. If you don’t believe that then you are clueless.

  4. Aa Says:

    I am not talking about the wm who date bw. yes evia site are men who find bw attract from dark to light but thats the minority. I am talking about mainstream white america and what they still consider attractive. We can’t naive about this the fact is not all white men find bw attractive.
    I just saying that the fact and yes we do have to make sure we are not misrepresented but i don’t think we should get sad if a guy shows more interest in a ww than bw.
    When i said flowy hair e.t.c i was just explaining thats some of these men desire it’s why so many women in our community wear weave to fit in. Personally if you want to straighten you hair that cool you have the right to style the hair the way you want to but it seems like bw go to such lengths to fit into this mainstream society instead of accepting that we aqre different and tats not a bad thing the world dosen’t have to revolve around white society and their ideals.
    I have watch the show now and in actual fact Marshanna was nice but you could see when they spoke they didn’t have that much in common, hobbies, sense of humour, lifestyle. She was a lady but she allowed herself to react quickly to the girls around her with attitude the whole walk off thing she spoke to those girls like they were children pointing her hand ‘you will not’ like she was a teacher i am British African an can tell you that is not drama or attitude that a british guy like Matt would have liked to be around.
    Yes these do tend to cast the same type of bw but i do think that in the black cultures we tend to have more attutude than white culture, just like they say latin feiry spirt, italian passion e.t.c nevertheless that culture not individuals thats why is not good to stereotype individuals.
    But maybe we need to train children to handle situations better because that Robin was clearly trying to undermine Marshanna like she didn’t deserve to be there for whatever reason and had Marshanna still stood up for herself but reacted in a different type of way she may not had been labelled the loud bw.

    • bgurrl Says:

      That’s not what I’ve been seeing and many others as well. We are talking about offline as well. I means seriously you have many light skinned black women miffed about most white men dating/marrying dark skinned women. And please lets not turn this into a light skinned vs. dark skinned black women debate. Not going to happen on this blog. Just so everyone knows!

      When i said flowy hair e.t.c i was just explaining thats some of these men desire it’s why so many women in our community wear weave to fit in.

      Black women wear weaves to impress black men. Especially since you mentioned the so-called bc.

      We can’t naive about this the fact is not all white men find bw attractive.

      Most bw know that there are those who don’t find bw attractive and so what? You are only looking for that one person not 300 million.

      She was a lady but she allowed herself to react quickly to the girls around her with attitude the whole walk off thing she spoke to those girls like they were children pointing her hand ‘you will not’ like she was a teacher i am British African an can tell you that is not drama or attitude that a british guy like Matt would have liked to be around.

      He doesn’t chose Marshana for a bit of drama or being disrespected, but he does choose Shayne who was a major drama queen? Please!

      Yes these do tend to cast the same type of bw but i do think that in the black cultures we tend to have more attutude than white culture, just like they say latin feiry spirt, italian passion e.t.c nevertheless that culture not individuals thats why is not good to stereotype individuals.

      Those are sterotypes. Black cultures don’t have more attitude than any one else. We are individuals. Just like any other group would be considered individually.

      But maybe we need to train children to handle situations better because that Robin was clearly trying to undermine Marshanna like she didn’t deserve to be there for whatever reason and had Marshanna still stood up for herself but reacted in a different type of way she may not had been labelled the loud bw.

      Yes, but think of it this way. How many times do you think others went off on someone? We all know they probably did, but you are not going to see it on tv, because the media is going to show the ww as being the innocent, maiden crap and other women as being hard, loud, crass etc. We have to accept that black women are raised as Americans and view themselves as Americans so why shouldn’t we be seen with the same respect.

      And also it’s more ww that run the scenes than most think. Many fashion mags are run by ww. There was a woman that (I think Naomi Campbell) that if it was up to her no black woman would ever be on the cover of the mag.

      • Aa Says:

        I like to consider myself a fair and balanced person so i don’t support someone who i dont agree with just because i share the same the race as them. The drama that Marshanna brought was completely different to Shanye. Marshanna was confrontional, aggressive, in you face and loud. Shayne started her drama at the begin because she couldn’t stand seeing the guy she cared about flirting with other girls. I know people have accused her of faking or whatever the main point i making is that what Marshanna and Shayne displayed and the way they displayed it are two different things. Marshanna shown that if someone steps to her she would bring it, all this ‘walk off’ , ‘dismissed’ all this type of behaviour does and i know because i have been there, is cause people to form bad judgement about you, put people on edge around you and some cases isolates you. Now people can say i don’t care what people think of me well in life you learn that a we are not islands and we need one another. Just like it says in the bible a good name or reputation is better than riches. Just like Marshanna roommate Amanda said that she was a nice person and she wish she would show people who she is really is. That behaviour unfortunately eclipsed everything else , especially being on a program they were bound to highlight that arguement more than
        anything else she did. I don’t know why we can’t be honest about this in the black community.
        Oh yeah i get a little bored with blame everything on black men. Bw don’t only wear weave 4 bm the wear it to fit into mainstream white america. Michelle Obama has received a fair share of insults because she is a black woman, not mixed race, not latin, not european features. The picture of a michelle looking like a monkey didn’t come from a bm or black media. Yes if our bm honoured bw more it would uplift the bw but we forget that our bm have been and are being brain washed by the white media ideals of beauty. So we can blame bm all we want but this is the case. Oh yeah Matt choose Shayne over Marshanna because he was probably more physical attracted to her and had much more in common with her than Marshanna, that his decision.
        Top Excutive and producers are mostly white males and in the fashion industry there are mostly white gay men these are the people that determine how beauty is represented e.t.c. These are facts so we need to stop blaming everything on bm and speaking as if wm are saints and have not substantial contributed to these beauty ideals and are still doing so. Just to clarify i dont have any aliance to bm before you accuse me of that i am just state some truths i probably not say anything else because i dont want to go back and forth with it.

  5. Aa Says:

    The producers are choosing women for drama most of the ww were half drunk and sluty throwing themselves at Matt. Marshanna, Noelle, Amanda and possibly Shanye were the only ones who werent and seemed genuine, but this is just a show for entertainment this not the best way to find love. 15 girls fighting for one mans attention, one man dating 15 girls all at the same time and kissing them all infront of a 101 carmeras and unrealistic settings. It’s not likely to produce marriage. So yes the producers were pickying girls for drama but they were mostly white. Up until the fight Marshanna was not the one causing all the drama.

    • bgurrl Says:

      Shane was a drama queen who turned Matt off early on, but yet he ends up with her at the end. Then only to break up with her. I won’t be surprised if we find out later that he ended up with one of the other finalists.

  6. Aa Says:

    I like to consider myself a fair and balanced person so i don’t support someone who i dont agree with just because i share the same the race as them. The drama that Marshanna brought was completely different to Shanye. Marshanna was confrontional, aggressive, in you face and loud. Shayne started her drama at the begin because she couldn’t stand seeing the guy she cared about flirting with other girls. I know people have accused her of faking or whatever the main point i making is that what Marshanna and Shayne displayed and the way they displayed it are two different things. Marshanna shown that if someone steps to her she would bring it, all this ‘walk off’ , ‘dismissed’ all this type of behaviour does and i know because i have been there is cause people to form judgement about you, put people on edge around you and some cases isolates you. Just like Marshanna roommate Amanda said she wish she would show people who she is really is. That behaviour unfortunately eclipsed everything else about her, especially being on a program they were bound to give that episode more airtime. I don’t know why we can’t be honesty about this in the black community.
    Oh yeah i get a little bored with blame everything on black men. Bw don’t only wear weave 4 bm the wear it to fit into mainstream white america. Michelle Obama has received a fair share of insults because she is a black woman, not mixed race, not latin, not european features. The picture of a michelle looking like a monkey didn’t come from a bm or black media. Yes if our bm honoured bw more it would uplift the bw but we forget that our bm have been and are being brain washed by the white media ideals of beauty.

    • scificrazy Says:

      I remember watching that show and Marshanna had one I repeat 1 controntation. Please those women were so full of it on that show. Sorry, but Shane winning like a damn child is just as much of a turn off as a woman being confrontational.

      I get tired of black women coming to the defense of bm. BM being brainwashed by the media. They must be the most pathetic men on the face of the earth if. You mean to tell me that someone has to tell these men how to think? They can’t think for themselves?

      If you read and listen to watch black men said about Michelle Obama would it be any guess why the media would be making jokes like that. Our men don’t even respect us. And frankly none of that would be going on if bm stepped up to the plate like men and protected the women of their group. So be gone with you bm protectionist. Go and have fun finding a place where you can wallow in a pity party with your fellow peers. Cause nobody wants that ish here.

      Everyone we got a bm protectionist on the board. Bgurrl you might want to check this one out real quick.

      • scificrazy Says:

        Oh and on the weave thing most black girls/women are around mostly black people. Many go to predominately black schools, live in all black or predominately black neighborhoods etc. And yes they might read mags with other groups, but honey Black Hair Magazines have women who are Latina and I don’t mean Black Latina either, white women etc. And of course duh black women are going to try to look like what black men keep running after. When you want to actually get out of the denial abou the state of black women in this country and the world then come back, but if you want to start a pity party, we are at the bottom of the totem poll crap. Please do us the great favor of leaving.

      • Aa Says:

        It is getting on my nerves when i state something it’s taken as oh bm sympathiser that complete bullshit am not coming to the defense of any man i have need to as i said i won’t support someone who is doing wrong just because we share a race. i said brainwashing because thats what slavery, colonism did and whether we like to believe or not that brian washing effected bw and bm i was just stating tat, the brainwashing was done by whites this is the root we can ignore the root of the problem and keep blame only
        bm for everything if we like but that is going to solve anything.
        I think a woman getting emotional like Shayne did is less threatening than one getting aggressive but that just my opinion i can tell that whatever the case because Marshanna is a bw you guys will be on her side. All the girls said that Marshanna was a drama queen even those who got on with like Amanda, there was drama that happen even before the confrontion which girls who left before the confrontion scene had commented on, so not all the drama she created was shown. In fact they showed a lot of the ww being trashy than anything else and Robing being bitchy.
        If you read what i said previously i acknowledge that bm do not honour us, and that has
        effected the bw image.
        You so caught up in this bm protectionist thing you could not see balance argument.

      • scificrazy Says:

        i said brainwashing because thats what slavery, colonism did and whether we like to believe or not that brian washing effected bw and bm i was just stating tat, the brainwashing was done by whites this is the root we can ignore the root of the problem and keep blame only

        And as I said before that’s black male protectionist bull ish. I mean seriously how many times are we going to blame slavery on black men not stepping up to the plate? Seriously? I don’t believe that crap for a second being that black men of the past worked only to see us in this sorry state. Well not see us (and thank goodness for that) because those poor men would wonder why the hell they even bothered in the first place. Slavery did have impact on people, but I don’t think it stopped black men from doing anything, being that many were way more hard working and family oriented than they are not. So don’t give me that bull ish. If people keep saying you are a bm protectionist you may want to examine yourself. Because you brining up the brainwashing of black men like they are some sort of children who can’t make up their own minds and that’s why they don’t protect the women of their group is ludacris.

        I really don’t trust what you have to say after “they don’t have to pick a bw for you entertainment or fantasy or your dream of what you would like to happen.” I saw what was really being said. That it’s a black woman’s fantasy that white men or other non-bm find them desirable. I am most certain now that you are either a bm or a black male indentified women, because you sure worry about bm. Another thing that made me suspicious of you is the notion that there’s a different type of drama that Shane has over Marshanna. Remember Shane was goading up in the too.

        Oh and another thing on that one a girl getting jealous of other women just promotes those other girls to the man.

        Right now black women who are being shown as beautiful are light skin with europen features beyonce, Halle Berry e.t.c and the reason why they are considered beautiful by mainstream america is because they are closer to white beauty. so there is a long way to go.

        Oh and I might not have said this before, but you do understand that the media and the real world don’t often correlate. So stop worrying about the media cause duh tv and movies well they ain’t real boo. Just because white men see Halle, Beyonces etc. doesn’t mean that’s the majority of the black women they are dating, marrying or finding attractive. Frankly I think you want to be in the pity party woa is me pity party department. Okay so there are white men who don’t find black women attractive, but there are many who do. That’s what you focus on. Why the hell would you focus on the ones who don’t. That’s like black women who keep going after black men who clearly don’t want black women and have even told black women such.

        This is my last correspondence with you. You are a troll in my book. The gual to come onto a positive blog for black women so that you can steer the comments. Like I said be gone with you and find a place that fits you cause this blog ain’t it baby.

  7. tlynn Says:

    I remember a friend of mine telling me, “The white men like the dark skinned girls much better than us!” She and I are both light. My mother is a dark skinned woman and if anything happened to my father, there will be LINES of WM trying to take his place. Now that may be because she is a beautiful person inside and out, but they don’t know that at first, her skin and features are the first thing that they see. Like someone says, focus on the positive, the wm/non black men that DO like/admire/adore and love black women…not the ones that don’t. Who in their right mind would care about them? And let me tell you, you aren’t going to find those men if you stay in that all black community…but that’s another topic.

  8. Marshana Says:

    Hello Everyone,

    How are you all? This is me, Marshana Dahlia Ritchie. A dear friend of mine saw this and showed it to me.

    There is not much that I can say other than this. Matt, is a great stand up guy. Only he knows why he eliminated me. But I can assure you all that it had nothing to do with race.

    I was told by a producer to tell Matt what happened as it would be best coming from me….so the real debate is, should I have listened….

    People choose who they want to be with, it’s dating and it happens, break ups they happened. Men choose different women all the time, Matt chose someone else.

    Matt and I are not close, but when we do speak/communicate, it is all good. At the end of the day I believe that he and I want the same thing, to find a good, true and lasting love…we just could not find that with each other. It was a TV show. We did not have much one on one time. I can say that I do not think he got to know me…and he may say the same thing about me in regards to my knowledge of him.

    Now for the argument. I was well aware that this wan national TV and that I was the ONLY black woman…better yet only minority on this show. That being said, I ate a Lot! I swallowed a lot for the sake of my race and not wanting to feed into a stereo type.

    However, one can only try for so long. The bottom line is that I ALWAYS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND MYSELF. Period. I had to defend myself. Robin said that I did not know how “Rich People” lived…and that AIRED! Not only did she say that to me, she said it again in her ITM (In the Moment) interview to the camera. Truth is that is I were not a black woman from Brooklyn, she would have never said that to me. That was the last straw.

    I could list all the other infractions against me that happened throughout the filming of the show….but already this comment has gotten too long, LOL. People can label me whatever, but I just cannot give people free license to treat me as less than an equal for too long. I think anyone under that much duress would have folded as well.

    My time on The Bachelor was good to me and for me. I have no regrets and no complaints. And while we talk about race, let’s give some credit to the show and to Matt…I made it to the Final Six, now I did not watch the Bachelor before I was on it, but I am pretty sure that there had not been another Black Woman to get that far before me….and we have to give Matt credit for that. If you ask me, had he been American like the previous Bachelors, I would have met the first round cut like all those who went before me….but Final Six, that’s great. If you ever run into Matt, you would have to shake is hand for that, at least on my accord.

    In any case ladies, gentlemen, whoever may read this…I know that I am not for everyone. It is just impossible to be what everyone wants you to be. I can only be me MDR and hope and pray that those who love me, I can love them with as much compassion as they have for me…that I don’t let them down, that I can be there for them.

    If you want to know me, feel free, hit me up marshanadahlia@hotmail.com; e-mail me, find me on Facebook, I’m accessible ….but please, do not think because you saw a HEAVILY edited show on TV that you can even begin to make accurate assumptions me….sure, you can assume, but the accuracy of these assumption can be way off….I’m just saying.

    Great sharing and reading with all of you! Have a blessed day 🙂

    Marshana Dahlia Ritchie

  9. Unknown Says:

    Well, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette do indeed lack diversity, and stereotype most minorities from what I’ve seen. (Season 6 of The Bachelorette is quite different because Roberto doesn’t act like a stereotypical Latin Lover like Juan from season 5. He’s a bit more of a Southerner because he’s from Florida.) You could say it’s more of the shows’ sponsors’ fault for not allowing enough diversity on both of these shows more than ABC’s. (It seems like ABC could both of the shows’ sponsors.) If the format of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette were to be changed by having contestants and leads of various races and ethnicities, including Blacks, then it would make more sense and attract more viewers, both male and female. Let’s face it, people will not always choose people of their own race and/or ethnicity as a steady partner, sometimes they’re going to choose other races and ethnicities as steady partners instead.

    • bgurrl Says:

      The Bachelor and the Bachelorette are probably fake anyway. Even if they changed the format to show more different races/ethnicities it still wouldn’t be in a woman’s court. Either way she is either picking the men on The Bachelorette or he is picking her out of a bunch of women that we are not sure he would have picked if it was just him on The Bachelor. That and the fact that it’s probably mostly women already watching anyway. Women bring in numbers to a network that’s why many have changed to get women.


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