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