There was no political correctness or need for genteel demurs as someone proudly proclaims they would “like to go black and never go back,” as Rachel Lindsay recently had to endure (in fact, early on in the show Pollard ardently expressed her disapproval of a contestant calling herare the sort of unadulterated, bona fide emotion that both entertained and bonded her audience to her journey for love.
The varnish that seems to be a prerequisite to be a network darling, especially a black one (Rachel is not only full of girl-next-door appeal, but a lawyer at a top Dallas law firm) was absent on franchise, I am looking forward to enjoying Rachel’s current season — if the first few episodes are any indication, there will be some compelling narratives ahead for Rachel and her suitors to contend with.
(ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)TOYKO, JAPAN: Flight attendants of Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) introduce its new 'Pokemon (Pocket Monsters) Jet', which begins its domestic operations 21 June 1999 at Tokyo International Airport.
The Boeing 747-400 bears the design of the first prize winner of the Pokemon design contest.
It’s welcome change, and one that is long overdue; but while Rachel may be the first black Bachelorette of the ABC franchise, she is not the first black Bachelorette of our hearts.