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Old 08-23-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Why is the cast ALL white? It looks like a flash back to 1964. Do the makers of the show not realize that we live in a multi-ethnic country now?
Would some people choose not to watch it if it had some diversity? In the real world, different races are attracted to each other. It wouldn't exactly be a stretch to picture that on a TV show.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Lost in Space
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Why is the cast ALL white? It looks like a flash back to 1964. Do the makers of the show not realize that we live in a multi-ethnic country now?
Would some people choose not to watch it if it had some diversity? In the real world, different races are attracted to each other. It wouldn't exactly be a stretch to picture that on a TV show.
I don't watch TV shows with a racial quota checklist in hand. And back in the day when I watched Cosby, I wasn't asking myself why there weren't whites.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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My guess?

They seem to cast different ethnicities on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette - but if those cast members are sent home early in the run, then there's not much of a chance for them to make a lasting impression on viewers.

Bachelor Pad is then cast with the favorite and most notorious cast members from past seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. They don't cast the guy who got sent home in episode one - they cast the guy who everyone talked about on the message boards, and who went home nearer to the end, and who most viewers still remember. There are exceptions of course - Bentley went home really early but he made such a HUGE impression, I'm sure the producers would love to cast him on Bachelor Pad!

Bottom line, if a cast member doesn't make a big impression on the Bachelor, then they're not going to get a second chance on Bachelor Pad - no matter what their ethnicity.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I don't watch TV shows with a racial quota checklist in hand. And back in the day when I watched Cosby, I wasn't asking myself why there weren't whites.
Interesting that you had to back 25 years ago to think of a program that supposedly excluded white folk.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Interesting that you had to back 25 years ago to think of a program that supposedly excluded white folk.
Here is a more recent show, currently airing: Girlfriends.

The Bachelor/Bachelorette cast based on the Bachelor/Bachelorette's tastes. The Bachelor/Bachelorette for the most part is a former contestant. If you find the show racist, then boycott it. Obviously, people aren't as the ratings are doing fairly good.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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I don't watch TV shows with a racial quota checklist in hand. And back in the day when I watched Cosby, I wasn't asking myself why there weren't whites.
Thats because the Cosby show was about a middle class black family. They had white friends if my memory is correct.

Also, how many shows clearly represent how many blacks actually live. Most stuff on TV about blacks always pants blacks as poor and ignorant.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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No. The contestants are all white because the contestants on the Bachelor/Bachelorette are all white.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I don't watch TV shows with a racial quota checklist in hand. And back in the day when I watched Cosby, I wasn't asking myself why there weren't whites.
Agreed. Seems to me if people keep a checklist, then they aren't infusing color as much as they would like to think they are. I watch shows and never notice. Either I like the show or I don't. I don't count the color of faces.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Lost in Space
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Agreed. Seems to me if people keep a checklist, then they aren't infusing color as much as they would like to think they are. I watch shows and never notice. Either I like the show or I don't. I don't count the color of faces.
Right. I think we've really lost it as a society if we feel the need to apply racial quotas to everything, including freaking TV shows. And if those quotas aren't used, one is subjected to being deemed racist.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Why are there more white people on TV than other races? Gee, maybe it is because white people make up 72% of the population in the US while blacks make up 12%. Just my guess, though.
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