LOS ANGELES – ABC has just announced the next Bachelor: Lamar Hurd of Portland, Oregon, the show’s first bachelor of color.
The show’s creator Mike Fleiss has repeatedly come under fire for the lack of diversity on the show. Perhaps in an effort to curtail a pending racial discrimination suit, ABC decided to announce the decision months ahead of schedule.
“Lamar Hurd campaigned for the role. In the end, his charm, wit and persistence won us over. We look forward to another amazing season of love and surprises,” explained the show’s long-time host Chris Harrison at a press conference this morning.
Houston-native Hurd is a sportscaster in Portland and a former basketball player at Oregon State. He is believed to be The Bachelor’s first high school valedictorian contestant.

The pending discrimination suit, which will reportedly be filed today, involves two African-American men who claim they were excluded from the normal audition process at a recent Nashville casting call because they are black.

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  1. It is an absolutely retarded show anyway. Who wants to be the "first person of color"? "First Black guy to go to space"- that I can see! But the contestants on these shows have a right to narrow down the category of potential "fake TV mates"- it's part of the show. It obviously isn't purposeful racism on anyone's part, as we all know now that Black people especially are allowed to be completely anti-White racists and have an entire network channel (BET) dedicated strictly to all things Black. They have many shows about a variety of topics that could interest other ethnicities, but still don't include anyone other than Blacks. So, people shouting "racism" just need to shut their holes until we all hear a roar of disapproval for BET.

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  3. Serousily I have watched it from season one, and i will stop watching it because they are making it about Race. Why can they have bet but if we were to have a all white channel we would be racist. For years now the new Bachelor/ Bachelorette is chocen who made it to the near end, and was a fan favorite. If a black contistent was chocen that way id be fine with it, but they are doing it just to make it all about race. I will stop watching it!!


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