The Student News Site of University of Louisiana Monroe

The Hawkeye

Filed under Free Verse

‘The Bachelorette’ shouldn’t be different with black lead

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






An African-American woman will be the lead on “The Bachelorette.”

Throughout all American seasons of the show, all of lead roles have been white.

“The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor” are television shows that help the lead bachelor or bachelorette find “love.”

Next season will have a different atmosphere because the roles are diversified. Rachel Lindsay, the lead of next season’s “The Bachelorette,” is a lawyer from Texas.

She comes from a good family and her father is also a judge.

This girl will have high expectations for cast members who she will pick to be her life partner.

Normally, the cast is mostly white men trying to win over the white female’s hand and vice versa.

With a black bachelorette, will the upcoming cast be all white men, all black men, a mixture of all men or maybe a mixture of minorities?

If the cast remains mostly white, and Lindsay picks a white male for her life partner, the Internet might react in different ways.

Throughout the years, interracial marriages have been received both negatively and positively.

Tamera Mowry-Housley, “Sister-Sister” star and co-host of “The Real” has a white husband.

She herself is also biracial but audiences see her as black. When Mowry-Housley married her husband, people on the Internet referred to her as a “white man’s whore.”

How will Lindsay be received if she picks someone who is not black?

Interracial marriage was up by 12 percent in 2013 and has significantly increased over the years. Marriage is a commitment between two people and not the world.

People should be allowed to marry whmoever they want whether it be someone from opposite races, religions, same sex and all LGBTQ people.

Love is a once in a lifetime thing to find. So people who do not belong in someone’s love life, need to stay out of it. But Lindsay is excited to be on the show regardless of her race.

She said in an interview on “Good Morning America,” “I don’t feel added pressure. I’m honored to have this opportunity and to represent myself as an African-American woman, and I just hope that people rally behind me.”

She went on to conclude that even though she is an African-American, the show should not be any different from other seasons.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Student News Site of University of Louisiana Monroe
‘The Bachelorette’ shouldn’t be different with black lead