There was a lot of buzz when it was announced that the Bachelor’s Rachel Lindsay would become the first ever black Bachelorette. It seemed a little late in the game — did it really take you till 2017 to get a non-white girl in the limelight? — but still, it was progress.
Bachelor Nation recently released the names and profiles of the men who will be vying for Rachel’s heart, and while many of them seem questionable (per usual for The Bachelorette), there was something else that caught media outlet Newsweek’s eye.
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) May 24, 2017
Iiiiinteresting, Newsweek. Tell us more.
Though the original tweet linking to the story has been deleted (wonder why), there are still plenty of responses saved on Twitter from people who read the article and wondered what the fuck Newsweek thought it was doing.
— IG: @Vanessa__Herring (@VanessaHerring) May 24, 2017
— Bobby Rivers (@BobbyRiversTV) May 24, 2017
How can one highlight her accomplishments as a black "first" without white low-key contempt being etched in articles like this?
— Tashia (@ItsMeTashia) May 24, 2017
Not sure which was worse in that @Newsweek interracial dating editorial. The headline or the outdated data provided in the article.
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) May 24, 2017
I mean, who knew people could fall in love outside of their race, let alone do anything else?!
I'm pretty sure my mom proved that over 30 years ago. https://t.co/WiFurOaKq4
— Sterling McGarvey (@sterling_m) May 24, 2017
Let us fix the headline for you, Newsweek…
THIS HEADLINE IS TRAGIC! LET ME FIX IT FOR YOU…. "RACHEL LINDSAY PROVES LOVE IS LOVE IN THE MOST DIVERSE CAST IN BACHELORETTE HISTORY" pic.twitter.com/7JFgQ6Nsxn
— HealthcareWorkersDeserveBetter (@zaynlove2016) May 24, 2017
But, I mean, good try I guess.