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This awkward sexualization isn't uncommon for black women in the dating world, and neither are the other racist undertones of the season.
It didn't take long for fans to find racist tweets from Lee's past, so chances are the producers who had to vet these men before meeting with Rachel knew about them, too — and they still cast Lee to be one of the many possible men who could marry her.
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.
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.
Not only are you seeking the parents' approval, but you're seeing if your partner is actually comfortable being surrounded by black people.
Being the only white person in the room is a rarity for most white people, and therefore could be very uncomfortable.
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.
You're also seeing how your partner reacts in moments of cultures clashing.