‘The Bachelor’ Finally Went Black — But Doesn’t Know How to Deal With Race

18 years after its premiere, the reality show finally has a Black man at its center. What happens next is anyone’s guess.

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We hardly get a sense of what each woman is actually after, how they might feel about dating a Black person, or if they think about that at all. But it isn’t just the characters themselves telling the stories in reality television — it’s the editors and camera crew.

African from Texas• Staff Writer at LEVEL • Black politics, Celebrity interviews, TV & Film Criticism • Previously: MTV News, San Francisco Chronicle

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