A look into the Bachelor Franchise & What it reveals about Black Women’s dating experience in America (LDW)

In 2009, OkCupid surveyed men and women from Black, Asian, Latinx and White communities about Race and Attraction and how these factors influenced their dating preferences. The results of the survey revealed that among White, Asian, and Latinx women, Black Women were considered by the aforementioned racial groups as most undesirable. In 2014, OkCupid revisited the survey and gathered fresh new data and the results were not much different from the 2009 survey. These trends are blatantly reflected in the hit ABC reality franchise, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, & Bachelor in Paradise. Women of color tend not to do well (competing for love) on this show. Eden Strachan would like to dive into the moments where racism and race plays a role in why these women of color are subtly deemed by their counterparts as “not worthy of love.”

Presented by Eden Strachan, IPE student from the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 12:10pm to 1:00pm

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