ABC’s long-running show “The Bachelor” will, for the first time in its history, present an African-American bachelor. If you’ve never watched the show, it chronicles a single man’s pursuit of love as he dates several women who are competing for his love and undying affection … for life. It gets a little awkward in the house with nothing but women going after the same man.
Since the beginning, the bachelor has been a white man. The pool of women is diverse. But the black women are usually eliminated early on.
Creator, Mike Fleiss, recently revealed, however, that it was never his intention for the show to be so white.