Rachel Lindsay Has Some Thoughts About ‘The Bachelor’ Casting Its First Black Lead

Jenzia Burgos

There’s always more to be done. Rachel Lindsay’s response to The Bachelor’s first black lead casting decision just goes to show that there are many ways for the franchise to be even more inclusive—and it starts behind-the-scenes. The 35-year-old Bachelorette alum spoke to Hollywood Life about her expectations from the reality dating series moving forward.

“I want producers of color,” she told the outlet on June 12. “I would like for them to cast leads that are interested in dating outside of their race, that aren’t just getting their experience for the first time on national TV. I need the acknowledgment of that, not putting a Band-Aid over the situation and just saying, ‘Here, we’re gonna put this...

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