Will we ever see a bachelor or a bachelorette who is not white?
I think Ashley is 1/16th Cherokee Indian, but I cannot confirm. But that is my suspicion! We really tried, but sometimes we feel guilty of tokenism. Oh, we have to wedge African-American chicks in there! We always want to cast for ethnic diversity, it’s just that for whatever reason, they don’t come forward. I wish they would.
Mike Fleiss explains to a reporter why after 23 seasaons there has never been a person of color as the bachelor or bachelorette. Fleiss is the creator of the ABC reality show "The Bachelor."
Last week, two African American men who auditioned for the show filed a lawsuit arguing that they and other people of color have been discriminated against in the casting process. This kind of lawsuit is very unprecedented; as far as I am aware no one has ever won a discrimination lawsuit against Hollywood before.