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‘The Bachelor’ Never Shows Up for Black Contestants. Are We Really Surprised?

The franchise’s diversity quick fix has still failed its contestants of color

Matt James in “The Bachelor.” Photo: Craig Sjodin/Getty Images

Last June, The Bachelor kicked off an exhaustive sweep of changes as it responded to criticism over the franchise’s lack of diversity.




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Treye Green

Treye Green

Treye Green is a culture writer and founder of the Black In Media community and newsletter. He’s a lover of double denim, R&B, and Janet Damita Jo Jackson.

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