The Bachelor: Sued For Racial Discrimination!

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The producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are not exactly coming up roses in a new lawsuit from two African-Americans who auditioned last year.

They were turned down, allegedly, because of their race.

According to court papers, the two plaintiffs went to a Nashville hotel to audition, either as The Bachelor star or as contestants on The Bachelorette.

Christopher Johnson, an aspiring NFL player, claims when he arrived a producer asked him what he was doing there ... then shunned from the process.

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Johnson and the other plaintiff, Nathaniel Claybrooks, both say they were taken to the side of the room and left out of the normal audition process.

Neither was called back, they say because of race. In 20+ seasons, there has never been a black Bachelor (which Lamar Hurd seeks to change) or Bachelorette.

They will be filing a class action lawsuit in federal court Wednesday morning. ABC, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and creator Mike Fleiss, will all be sued.

A beacon of diversity, The Bachelorette returns Monday, May 14, with 25 white guys doing their best to woo beautiful white girl Emily Maynard.

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I am a black girl from Nigeria who lives in nigeria. I surf these social websites just to know wats going on out there in the west but the one thing I never fail to observe is that u Americans are so obcessed with skin colour. U manage to view an individual based on the colour of his skin rather than his contents, and trust me, that's just crazy. Its a beautiful world with lots if variety, including skin colour. How about u stop playing the race card thing for once and realize we are a big part of one human family and when we die, we all smell whether black or white. And african amaricans, the slave trade ended years ago so stop blaming white people fot ur lazyness. If u ask me, I'd say u are blessed to be in America coz down here in Africa, it is not rosy and yet, we live happy, positive lives and hope for a better tomorrow rather than continue looking for who to blame when our leaders are not truly ready to lead.

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No different than canada natives cryin over rascism when all thay want to do is make money no matter what colour I still would watch the bachelor good luck in your lawsuit.

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I'm a Caucasian Canadian woman and I am definitely down for watching a black or Mulato Bachelor/Bachelorette! I would think, in this day & age, most North Americans wouldn't be concerned about race... Tony, you are a disgusting blight on society; it's disappointing that they even posted your racist comments!!

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I am so tired about hearing about race. This is the 21st century, why does it even matter?

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I always wondered myself why there was never a "minority" bachelor at least ONCE. Granted, as a black female I probably wouldn't watch it if there were say a black guy because I'd think he were a sucka and more than likely they'd have more white or "other" type of women which would turn it into an interracial thing and as someone said previously, I don't think America is quite ready for that on a weekly basis. But I could see the likely primary viewership ( white female) continuing to watch regardless. And @ Truth you need to step outside of your 5mile radius,you seem to generalize alot. I don't know the black people you describe.Additionally, you did know that the number of whites attending HBCU's in increasing, the number of whites in "black" sororities is increasing. Be a little less ignorant please and look at both sides of the coin .

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As always black people trying to make a quick buck, niggers..

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MAYBE SENIORS, NATIVE AMERICANS, MUSLIMS, TRANS GENDER, SHOULD ALL SUE. HOW ABOUT, THEY WEREN'T CHOSEN BECAUSE THEY WERE ASSHOLES. I DON'T REMEMBER A LARGE NUMBER OF WHITE KIDS, ON "SOUL TRAIN," YEARS AGO. A FEW TOKEN WHITE KIDS. HOW ABOUT ALL THE CITY AND FEDERAL JOBS, GIVEN ONLY TO BLACKS. IT WAS CALLED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

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This kind of thing shows how crazy America is, everybody complains about the white people, everybody complains about the minority people.. all I have to say is some Americans have a long way to go.

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I guess people of all races are incapable of finding a mate without reality show intervention or internet dating sites. I don't think I would make an issue out of being shunned by a twisted, sick and degenerate process. I would probably highlight the fact that the race to which I belong has no need for this type of nonsense!!!

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The hegemonic white culture continuing racial discrimnation, with no inclusion into social struture

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