These are important things to consider when thinking about going into a long-term relationship with someone of a different race.
At this point, we haven't seen hometown dates this season.
Lee notably tries to come off with an air of politeness by not raising his voice when he says something offensive to Kenny or acting nice to other black men in the house while targeting another to excuse to his racist behavior.
This type of behavior is called "moral licensing," or doing something good to excuse bad behavior later.
Many people who aren't normally subjected to racism might wonder why a person who has these views about Black Lives Matter would date a black woman. First of all, racists hardly like to identify as being racist.
Lee most likely thinks his opinions on Black Lives Matter are totally warranted and aren't evidence that he hates black people at all.
I also wondered how it would make the show different, and how it would stay the same.
What I wasn't prepared for is how many real moments I would see for a show that is arguably an unrealistic reality show about people getting engaged after less than two months of "dating." The first moment that brought me back to reality was when the season kicked off with Rachel meeting her first four suitors on After the Final Rose.
We will have to see how this season's dates play out.
Rachel Lindsay's season may look like just any other season to many fans of the show.
So it's no wonder this is a red flag to many people or why there was backlash. It could be a sign that a person views black people solely to sexualize them.
It's racist, and there is a long history of white men sexualizing black women in America, from the days of slavery to now with the way black women are treated as a very specific fetish in pornography.
You might have heard people say "I can't be racist; my friends are black," or "I can't be racist; I voted for Obama." Stanford psychologists found that these sayings are a way for people to show their "moral credentials," and that many of those who vote for Obama felt much more comfortable with voicing their prejudices later.