Dating black women vs white women
It's racist, and there is a long history of white men sexualizing black women in America, from the days of slavery to now with the way black women are treated as a very specific fetish in pornography.So when the actual season of The Bachelorette began, Dean almost immediately brought up his comment to Rachel to get a reaction.Some black people have said it jokingly, and some white people have said it to black people, fetishizing and reducing them to the color of their skin.So it's no wonder this is a red flag to many people or why there was backlash. It could be a sign that a person views black people solely to sexualize them.When it was announced that Rachel Lindsay would be the Bachelorette — the first black woman to take the position — I wondered how the producers would handle it.I also wondered how it would make the show different, and how it would stay the same.I've been referred to as this mythical type of black person who "isn't like the others" — and was expected to take it as a compliment.There are many racists who have no problem going on a date with a black woman and still voicing their racist views, hoping you will make them feel better about them.
But for many black women, these situations have most likely reflected their own dating experiences back to them.
This is important for a black woman to be seen as worthy of men's affection, like so many white women have been portrayed in the previous seasons.
It's also important for these moments of the season to assure black women that their experiences are real and valid and open other people's eyes to how far our society still has to go.
Being the only white person in the room is a rarity for most white people, and therefore could be very uncomfortable.
You're also seeing how your partner reacts in moments of cultures clashing.
She previously asked Bryan if his family would accept her and he assures her that they will.