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"Bachelor" to be hit with race discrimination lawsuit
Reuters ^ | April 18, 2012

Posted on 04/18/2012 9:23:44 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

(Reuters) - A pair of African American men expect to file a lawsuit against ABC television and the producer of reality dating shows "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" charging racial discrimination, attorneys said on Tuesday.

The class action, to be filed in federal court on Wednesday, is being brought by two residents of Nashville, Tennessee who claim the popular shows intentionally exclude people of color.

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1 posted on 04/18/2012 9:23:49 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

C’mon.. this is satire, isn’t it... it’s gotta be!


2 posted on 04/18/2012 9:29:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

White people should sue BET.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 9:30:51 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"A pair of African-American men..."

Gotta be Jesse and Al.

4 posted on 04/18/2012 9:30:56 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“I gots a constitutional right to be on the Bachelor!”

“You’re messin’ wit my rights!”


5 posted on 04/18/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
With all of those ding bats begging to ‘’give it away’’ or just brain dead, I think anyone with any intelligence would rather pass on being a contestant.
The truth is that ABC and the rest of the alphabets are scared stiff of having a white guy be interested with a black gal. Now so much with the reverse, but the thought of having a black gal with a white man is purely racial
6 posted on 04/18/2012 9:33:38 AM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m sure Tyler Perry is being concurrently served with a similar suit.

SnakeDoc


7 posted on 04/18/2012 9:34:06 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

As the clock runs out on Obama’s presidency with no indication that he will do anything substantial, meaningful, or even useful, the blacks are becoming more and more incensed that there will be none of the hope and change they were promised.

I’ll say it again: the race riots this summer are going to be absolutely amazing. It’s starting to look like it’s inevitable, regardless of whatever happens with George Zimmerman.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 9:34:39 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: red-dawg
"Gotta be Jesse and Al. "

Naw, it was Snoop Dog and Tupac.

9 posted on 04/18/2012 9:36:56 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Here’s something to get all upset about, oh yeah.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 9:40:00 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: struggle

Blacks should sue every other station except BET.

FYI most blacks that I know don’t watch that joke of a station called BET either.

I don’t know why Anybody would want to be associated with this show.


11 posted on 04/18/2012 9:41:00 AM PDT by YoungBlackRepublican
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

ABC
Always
Baloney and
Crap

The old network’s finances are down so they run these shows that cost them little to produce. They won’t run any family friendly shows because that would be against their dogma. I love it.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 9:42:17 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Great scam.Some lawyer's gonna make a *fortune* on this one.About 20% of the nation's population is black,less than 20% of contestants have been black...racism is the only plausible explanation.
13 posted on 04/18/2012 9:42:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: jiggyboy

“the blacks are becoming more and more incensed that there will be none of the hope and change they were promised.”

please for the love of God stop generalizing. I realize I’m one of like 7 black people that didn’t vote for the guy but stop it. More and more black people are seeing your point of view so don’t ruin it. I’ve been convincing them Obama’s an idiot....no worries :)


14 posted on 04/18/2012 9:44:42 AM PDT by YoungBlackRepublican
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To: Enterprise
>> Naw, it was Snoop Dog and Tupac.

"This guy here is dead!"

"Well, cross him off then!"

SnakeDoc

15 posted on 04/18/2012 9:45:02 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If something doesn’t change in the zeitgeist of this country, where being “racist” (anti-white) is the sum of all evil, I can foresee the day-and soon-where people will be sued for “discrimination” because they choose not to date or marry those of another race. Who ever believed the loss of freedom of association was all about being able to get a job? Only white communities are forced to “diversify”, never so-called “minorities”. Will this policy change when whites ARE the minority, or will whites then have the rights of freedom of association that the present minorities have, based on our having a threatened culture (ie, having values which produced the Detroit of the forties and fifties rather than that of the seventies and beyond)?


16 posted on 04/18/2012 9:46:16 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why don’t you run your own show on your Black Entertainment Channel, racists?

BTW, how many whites you got on BET? How many white-hispanics? How many asians?

Perhaps it’s time BET be sued for Racism. And the NAAACP, and the black congressional caucus, and the New Black Panthers. Shall I name more black racists?


17 posted on 04/18/2012 9:48:01 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I thought they already had a ‘Bachelor’ show called the ‘Flava of Love’. What are they so upset about??


18 posted on 04/18/2012 9:49:07 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If I were a member of a minority, excluded from that TRASH programming, I’d send the the network a letter of thanks, rather than a lawsuit.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 9:49:41 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: chris37

The NAACP has Ben Jealous.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 9:51:45 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: mrsmel

Good post!


21 posted on 04/18/2012 9:52:33 AM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: YoungBlackRepublican

“Incensed” is strong for a generalization; I should have put in a qualifier, “victim-culture blacks” or “Van Jones and Al Sharpton gangs” or something like that.

That said, when we see the VERY white Occupy gangs (and I do mean gangs) openly announcing that they too want riots in the streets, I really have to think that the 95% of blacks who voted for him last time are more than just unhappy.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 9:53:44 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: mrsmel

“racist” (anti-white) should have been “racist (NOT anti-white). Racist is contemporary usage is code for “anti-white”.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 9:57:49 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

“racist” (anti-white) should have been “racist (NOT anti-white). Racist is contemporary usage is code for “NOT anti-white”.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 9:58:10 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: SnakeDoctor

Well played movie still and quote!


25 posted on 04/18/2012 10:03:02 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: SnakeDoctor

Gee, I’m just mortified. I meant Lil Jon.


26 posted on 04/18/2012 10:04:05 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So I wonder if Shaft here did get on the show, would all his bachelorettes be black?

And if they were, would that be rasis’?

And if they had a token black bachelorette when a white guy is the batch, and if he gave “oprah” the heave-ho after the first round, would that be rasis’? And could she sue him?

And what if Shaft, here, got on the show... and no one but black people tuned in to watch it? Would that be rasis’? And could all the black viewers sue the white viewers for not tuning in?


27 posted on 04/18/2012 10:11:05 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ScottinVA
It's been pretty obvious for a long time that the show discriminates against Natural Red Heads ~ never been one at all ~ never.

There are only 300 million of us to 7 billion of you people. Every 40th gal on that show ought to be carrying some fire eh!

28 posted on 04/18/2012 10:13:47 AM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: entropy12
Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and ONLY into White countries.
The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.
Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY White country and ONLY White countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites.
What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?
How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?
And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?
But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the White race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.
They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.
Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White. 
(unattributed)
29 posted on 04/18/2012 10:16:38 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If you want to see token black people on TV, watch “Wheel of Fortune” where almost always one of the three contestants is black. On the other hand, Jeopardy almost never has black contestants. Alex Trebek must be a racist.


30 posted on 04/18/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Beagle8U

Yes, they do, but they are still a bunch of black racists.


31 posted on 04/18/2012 10:21:29 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am so sick of the racist grievance industry I could . . . . [fill in the blank]


32 posted on 04/18/2012 10:25:48 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am so sick of the racist grievance industry I could . . . . [fill in the blank]


33 posted on 04/18/2012 10:25:54 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

who needs a reality show about this when we can all just watch the Kardashians....?


34 posted on 04/18/2012 10:33:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: blueunicorn6
ABC

Always

Baloney and

Crap

The old network’s finances are down so they run these shows that cost them little to produce. They won’t run any family friendly shows because that would be against their dogma. I love it.

You mean these ABC shows:

Scandal

The View

Cougar Town

GCB

Modern Family

Grey's Anatomy

35 posted on 04/18/2012 10:35:17 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

ABC may as well cancel the program.


36 posted on 04/18/2012 10:35:27 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: MeganC
Half of all marriages today end in divorce within 4 years..

98% of all Bacherlor/Bachelorette engagements/marriages end within 3 months of the show's finale..

Well, like..duh!!!

37 posted on 04/18/2012 10:41:34 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A show with conventional views of male/female and marriage is not going to sell in a black viewer audience.

Therefore, ....

End of suit.


38 posted on 04/18/2012 11:07:01 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hope they succeed in their suit. I hate reality tv.


39 posted on 04/18/2012 11:13:36 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They sound like a couple of whinyass, and probably broke, bachelors to me. This isn’t lawsuit material. Winning a “lawsuit” sure beats having to work for a living.


40 posted on 04/18/2012 11:14:31 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes. Hypocrites!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They would have to change the name of the show to “Pimps and Hos” if they would allow these guys on.


41 posted on 04/18/2012 11:20:52 AM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
About 20% of the nation's population is black...

Make that about 13%.

42 posted on 04/18/2012 11:29:03 AM PDT by houeto
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To: struggle

How about it THOMAS MOORE LAW CENTER or ACLU? How about suing BET... they look awfully racist to me.

Oh wait, blacks can’t be racist. Right. Never mind.


43 posted on 04/18/2012 11:43:29 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: houeto

Last I read was app 12.9% and dropped app 1 point over the last decade. I need to look that up.


44 posted on 04/18/2012 11:46:29 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’d have to apply to the show, then demonstrate that other than color they are eminently qualified for the subjective traits of a selected bachelor, then show some kind of proof of disqualification over race. We’re talking someone who has a career impressive to a wide audience (pilot, winery owner, etc), chiseled good looks appealing to the bulk of that audience, and that aw-shucks likability. Comparable points regarding the harem.

The case will resemble the one filed for those excluded from the job of Hooters waitress, but with orders of magnitude more money at stake for the employer.


45 posted on 04/18/2012 12:03:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ken5050

“The Biggest Loser” has a better success rate for match ups.


46 posted on 04/18/2012 12:08:19 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: YoungBlackRepublican

Good luck with your request, and I mean that. I’m sick to death of the generalizing, and completely out of patience with the faux ebonics that get posted on nearly every FR thread remotely connected to someone who is black.

At times, the ebonics have been so offensive I’ve pinged the abuse button. To FR’s great credit, the mods have been diligent about removing such remarks when it’s brought to their attention. But it would be a fulltime job to catch even a quarter of it that gets posted here, unfortunately.


48 posted on 04/18/2012 12:27:20 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: YoungBlackRepublican

You sir are a minority of a minority who is welcome to what appears to be yet another minority.

Generalizations do not apply to the minority of a group.

What is the general condition and attitude of the majority of the black minority? I submit to you that they would vote for him again. Free, like quantity, has a quality all its own to many. If you are desperate to have as a result of bad choices or if you have been indoctrinated to envy anyone who promises to take care of you is a a messiah.

The poverty pimps and minority race baiters must sustain the claims of racism. Without it their power base would have no hate, fear, greed or envy or reason to empower them.

There are also too many lawyers and this motivates them to find victims through whom they can get other easy money.

Equality and respect are earned not given. Reputation and integrity are like virginity, once lost not recovered.


49 posted on 04/18/2012 12:34:40 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: houeto

13.6, 2010 census.


50 posted on 04/18/2012 12:35:04 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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