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It’s not about ‘me being black,’ Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay says

Rachel Lindsay with the 31 men competing for her affections on the new season of The Bachelorette, which premieres Monday.

When a new season of The Bachelorette debuts on Monday it will feature more people of colour than any past iteration of the reality TV franchise.

Rachel Lindsay, a 32-year-old lawyer from Dallas, Texas, made headlines when she was selected as the first black Bachelorette in February. And more than a third of her 31 suitors are men of colour.

It’s been a long time coming for the franchise, which has 21 seasons of The Bachelor and 12 of The Bachelorette under its belt. In all that time, only one other non-Caucasian starred in one of the shows, which feature a man or woman dating a pool of contestants to find a future spouse: Venezuelan-American soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis in 2013. In fact, the producers were sued in 2012 by black Bachelor applicants who claimed they were discriminated against. (They lost the case.)

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But don’t expect diversity to be a key part of the plot as the show follows Lindsay on her “journey” to find love.

The woman herself says this season isn’t about her being black.


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