Although their lawsuit was shot down in court, did Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson’s attempt to prove racial discrimination in The Bachelor provoke change?
This season, with the blonde and beautiful Sean Lowe, things are turning around. With over one quarter of the girls being ethnically diverse, it seems to be more than we’ve ever seen on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. The girls range from African-America, Filipino, and Persian, giving Sean a wide range of girls to choose from.
Not only is the show moving forward by choosing a wide array of races, but the topic is being tackled on screen. Monday night, African-America contestant Robyn Howard bluntly asks Sean about his preference in women — based on race. Smooth and well-spoken as always, he replied by saying that he’s just “looking for [his] best friend,” and that his last serious girlfriend was Black. He says he does not care about a woman’s race, and assures Robyn that it will not be a factor in his decisions regarding his future wife.
After the possibly uncomfortable and serious talk, Sean presented Robyn with a rose, showing he meant what he said!