Skip to comments."Bachelor" to be hit with race discrimination lawsuit
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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C’mon.. this is satire, isn’t it... it’s gotta be!
White people should sue BET.
Gotta be Jesse and Al.
“I gots a constitutional right to be on the Bachelor!”
“You’re messin’ wit my rights!”
I’m sure Tyler Perry is being concurrently served with a similar suit.
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.
Naw, it was Snoop Dog and Tupac.
Here’s something to get all upset about, oh yeah.
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.
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.
“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 :)
"This guy here is dead!"
"Well, cross him off then!"
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)?
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?
I thought they already had a ‘Bachelor’ show called the ‘Flava of Love’. What are they so upset about??
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.
The NAACP has Ben Jealous.
“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.
“racist” (anti-white) should have been “racist (NOT anti-white). Racist is contemporary usage is code for “anti-white”.
“racist” (anti-white) should have been “racist (NOT anti-white). Racist is contemporary usage is code for “NOT anti-white”.
Well played movie still and quote!
Gee, I’m just mortified. I meant Lil Jon.
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?
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!
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.
Yes, they do, but they are still a bunch of black racists.
I am so sick of the racist grievance industry I could . . . . [fill in the blank]
I am so sick of the racist grievance industry I could . . . . [fill in the blank]
who needs a reality show about this when we can all just watch the Kardashians....?
The old networks finances are down so they run these shows that cost them little to produce. They wont run any family friendly shows because that would be against their dogma. I love it.
You mean these ABC shows:
ABC may as well cancel the program.
98% of all Bacherlor/Bachelorette engagements/marriages end within 3 months of the show's finale..
A show with conventional views of male/female and marriage is not going to sell in a black viewer audience.
End of suit.
Hope they succeed in their suit. I hate reality tv.
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.
They would have to change the name of the show to “Pimps and Hos” if they would allow these guys on.
Make that about 13%.
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.
Last I read was app 12.9% and dropped app 1 point over the last decade. I need to look that up.
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.
“The Biggest Loser” has a better success rate for match ups.
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.
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.
13.6, 2010 census.
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