So far, every single star of ABC’s The Bachelorette has been white. Misee Harris, a 28-year-old pediatric dentist from Tennessee, is using a social media campaign to change that. She hopes to become the first black star of the reality dating program, Jezebel reports today.
The Bachelor franchise has already been sued for racial discrimination (that didn’t really pan out) by African-American men, so it will be interesting to see whether this nonlegal approach is more effective.
Given that it’s the year 2013 in a country that’s on its way to becoming a “majority-minority” nation, we think it would make sense to include a little diversity in casting. But when it comes to issues of race, we all know that making sense often isn’t enough. We’ll keep you posted.
Read more at Jezebel.