Misee Harris: Why a Black Bachelorette May Matter More Than You Think

July 28, 2014 7:01 PM

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Misee Harris: Why a Black Bachelorette May Matter More Than You Think

The Bachelor franchise. For 28 seasons, millions of viewers have watched a familiar formula of women crying, helicopter rides as first dates and so many red roses given and 'I love yous' exchanged that have, with the exception of three cases, ended in break-ups. The show isn't exactly a rousing advertisement for the institution of marriage, but rather a venue for many contestants to pursue pseudo-permanent reality television careers and fratty cruise events where they can hook up with other like-minded, shallow people.

So it may surprise you that I'm actually a big advocate of Misee Harris' social media campaign to become the first black Bachelorette. The pediatric dentist from Tennessee launched her own campaign last year as a response to the racial exclusion of minorities, forcing a conversation about racism int...

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