A New “Not White” Bachelor

Laurie Essig, Psychology Today, August 7, 2013

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC’s long-running reality show the “Bachelor” is finally featuring a non-white bachelor after eighteen seasons. Although there have been a few non-white men and women to appear as contestants on the shows, no bachelor or bachelorette has been anything but lily white.

Perhaps the new Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, is a response to a lawsuit brought by

“A group of Nashville residents led by Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson brought a class-action lawsuit last year, alleging that the roles of the Bachelor and Bachelorette on the hit reality series have failed to feature non-white cast members and that civil rights law “plainly prohibits whites from refusing to contract with African Americans because of their race.”

Of course Mr. Galavis, a former soccer player from Venezuela who now lives in Miami, is creating quite a stir in the blogosphere both because he is the first Latino Bachelor and because he is… well… white.

Juan Pablo Galavis

Juan Pablo Galavis

Why have all the Bachelors and Bachelorettes been white? The answer lies in the nature of ideal romance in the United States. Because the shows are premised on a Disney-like narrative of finding one’s true love, proposing, and ending the story at the alter with a big white wedding, they require characters who fit our notions of the “perfect” love story and the “perfect” wedding and the wedding has always been and remains white–at least in its most idealized form.

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So when ABC makes a decision to only have white Bachelors and Bachelorettes and only have white contestants win their love, they are merely reflecting the ideal romance that ends in the ideal white wedding that is always already white. {snip}

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  • CJ Haze

    A class-action lawsuit for a TV show?

    USA: United States of Appeasement.

  • ms_anthro

    Anti-White Fatigue is hitting everyone lately. I hear so many grumbles these days you’d think half the population of my city are secret posters on AmRen. Will leftists and their useful black idiots realize this and throttle back? Of course not. They’re going to push, and push, and push us until we snap, and it won’t end well for them. It never does.

    He’s White because White men are attractive to Whites, who are the predominant viewers of the show. This is still a majority White country, founded by Whites for their White posterity. Mestizos that don’t like it can slither back where they came from. Enough catering to these whiners! They’re parasites and should be booted out en masse.

    • NorthernWind

      I think that they avoid having non-White “contestants” because they know that the racism charges will come anyway as they would never last very long. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t!

      Luckily you are correct, people are becoming tired of the relentless anti-White types.

      • ms_anthro

        It’s almost surely economic. Advertisers know the demographic that watches shows like “The Bachelor” and the networks respond accordingly. Our enemies hate us but they need our money too.

        The best thing any pro-White activist can do is destroy their television and never look back. It’s a poisonous influence on the brain that can’t really be felt until it’s removed. The difference between a life saturated with television programming (Ever wonder why it’s called “programming”?) and one that’s TV-free is remarkable.

        Get that propaganda machine out of your house. It’s only hurting you.

        • Luca

          I mostly watch history and educational stuff. There is less PC garbage on those shows. I have a built-in cerebral filter for BS anyway, when I detect it in a show or if a commercial comes on I switch channels or turn it off.

          • Sick of it

            The History Channel has a lot of bunk history. Much more than when it first started.

          • Xerxes22

            There is very little history on the history channel. If you want to watch history, try the military channel or the Smithsonian channel.

          • Romulus

            The military channel is what I call the Hitler channel. The programming designed to keep the past alive for white and German guilt, solidifying “THEIR” control. I always balance my TV watching of history by researching the shows stories.

          • gemjunior

            I always call them the holocaust channels, because there’s always WWII stuff on to remind us of that time and how it is more important than anytime in the world. Even if it’s not directly related to the piles of bodies, you’ll always find somebody talking about Himmler, or some theory about Nazi occultism, etc. and interviews with those who knew the perpetrators.

          • saxonsun

            It used to be serious content. Now it features actors acting out historical events. Dumbed down content for a dumbed down, numbed out audience.

          • Sick of it

            I admit to liking Vikings, despite its faults. Some of my ancestors are Swedish, others were Normans who followed William the Conqueror.

          • Romulus

            True, but if your a well learned book reader, one can spot the revisionism.

          • Sick of it

            Sadly most today are not and so they quickly get a wrong impression of the past.

          • Romulus

            That is exactly what I’ve been teaching my nephew and all the kids. The TV has a specific purpose since we lost control of it’s content (the sixties). Don’t just watch, pay attention to what their trying to sell you or convince you of.

          • Sick of it

            Always read between the lines. It’s amazing that you can listen to a speech with numerous other people…but they take away positive talking points and you very clearly understood something else entirely.

          • OlderWoman

            There is an abundance of pc garbage on the History Channel, PBS and NPR.

        • [Guest]

          >>>Get that propaganda machine out of your house.

          I heartily second that. One of the most insidious things about the “programming” is that it takes place gradually, without the viewer being fully aware. Over time, the range of things he finds acceptable changes. Stupid, freak ideas become less shocking through continual exposure, and commonsensical viewpoints begin to sound outlandish because he’s never heard them expressed on TV.

          I’m persuaded that if white Americans where exposed to a well-reasoned, factual, and articulate statement from Jared Taylor, they’d be outraged because they’ve been programmed to believe that anyone who speaks up for white people is a “racist,” and all good people must hate “racists.”

          But they’ll sit down in front of a television and laugh along as the sophisticated, erudite, highly accomplished black character in a sitcom makes a monkey out of the backward, ignorant, buffoonish white character.

          • “Exposed to a well-reasoned, factual and articulate statement from Jared Taylor”

            And how many chances does Jared Taylor get to take his well-reasoned, factual and articulate message to public airwaves on a yearly basis? No more than you can count on one hand. Meanwhile, there are five hours a night on radio overnights seven days a week to talk about UFOs.

            Yay, priorities!

        • White Mom in WDC

          Right on. I don’t own a TV. I don’t do Facebook. I abstain from all media except the race realist blogs. Screw the major media sources. We need stop feeding the beast that wishes to feast on us

      • borogirl54

        This is strictly ratings driven. If they thought that a brown stumpy would make a good bachelor, and bring in killer ratings, they would have had one.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    Wow, so whites like to see their own kind in the television shows they watch. Big deal. Whites make up the majority of the viewers of The Bachelor. Ethnic activists are always saying they want to see their kind on tv, so why are they so surprised that whites feel the same way?

  • Spartacus

    This article has such poor wording and grammar you wouldn’t even know it was written by a jew .

  • ncpride

    Oh, for heavens sake. Just admit it….. White males are the most attractive men on this planet, and that’s all there is to it. So are White females for that matter. Get over it already.

    • [Guest]

      True. Have you also noticed that the black people who’re most often said to be good looking are also the ones whose features are the least negroid (oftentimes as a result of rhinoplasty, hair straightening, skin lightening, and other such measures)?

      • Sick of it

        It’s often due to ancestry, my friend.

  • Luca

    If you don;t like the show, change the channel.

    Besides, blacks have BET and no one is telling them how many white faces must be on their programs.. They can have their own black reality series and call it “Who Da Baby Daddy?” Black bachelorettes can sleep with 5 different black bachelors and try and guess which one is the daddy. And then I can change the channel.

  • din_do_nuffins

    A White Latino. Call Holder.

    • Does anybody actually think he is Latino/Hispanic?
      I laughed when I saw the picture.
      Maybe his father was half Spaniard (paternal), but the mother was probably English and German, or something like that.
      I’ll start watching when they have white trash that thinks they have class trying to score with Juan the squat monster.

      • Andy

        Some Spaniards are lighter, too. This is the first Google image for “Spanish school children”:

  • NeanderthalDNA

    This guy looks so un-white…

    • White Mom in WDC

      He is a piece of chorizo sausage trying to pass for white meat.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Actually looks pretty Castilian. Also looks like the “ladies”, regardless of their ethnicity,are not his first choice if you ask me…

        That swirly metro-sexual “dimetredon” silly boy hair style puts him in the “silly little metro-sexual white boy” tribe…

        Looks like a beleiber…

        • ed

          Castilian? As if. The Visigoths were Europeans of the Germanic sort. This guy has definite admixture from the local population.

          I think your confusion comes from looking at the “Spanish” themselves. Just to clear that up, those who call themselves Spanish today are heavily mixed with Meso-American blood.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Eh…not so sure. Could hail from lots of places based on appearance. I’m still picking up something on my gaydar regardless. Unrelated to ethnicity.

          • Sick of it

            That’s not the only mix found in their part of the world.

      • MariaO’Connor

        There are a lot of hispanics that are a 100 % white, not only of Spanish descend, also of german, italian, irish, etc.

  • Jefferson

    That guy looks Whiter than George Zimmerman.

  • sbuffalonative

    So a normal same-race relationship is a Disney romance. Who knew? The influence of Disney is so powerful it reaches back 10s of thousands of years.

    Not to worry. The new media will correct this problem by giving us more unnatural matings.

  • bigone4u

    ABC News is a lying, anti-white, pro-Trayvon, pro-tranny, anti-family entity, while ABC Entertainment lulls Whites to sleep with its Cinderella bachelor stories. Want to guess which group owns the schizophrenic ABC TV network?

    • Luca

      The Mormons.. no wait, the Buddhists, no, give me a minute…the Mennonites, er, er, the Lutherans, umm umm, the Amish? Oy vey, I give up.

      • bigone4u

        Apparently the Bobster has been banned from this website since I no longer see his comments. If he were still here, there would be no guessing about the right answer. “Oy vey,” is that yiddish?

        • Spartacus

          How’d you know he was banned ?

          • Sick of it

            He hasn’t posted in a long enough time to make one think he has been banned. He’s not the only contributor who has been banned, but certainly one of the most well liked.

          • Spartacus

            What do members get banned for here at Amren ?

          • bigone4u

            Use the contact link at the top of the page to contact the moderator and find out what gets one banned. I don’t know for sure he was banned, but I surmise that’s the case. He wrote lots of comments and now nothing.

          • Sick of it

            Considering the person in question and another who I know was banned…comments dealing with a certain group we aren’t supposed to name.

          • Spartacus

            Hmm… That might mean my days here are numbered… Are the bans permanent ?

          • Sick of it

            Not sure. It could also depend on the degree of “unacceptability” of deleted comments. Hell, ask JE, he’s probably the one who recommended it.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Big one. You need to check out Viking Bitch re: white women mashing it with diversity. Interesting takes.

  • Creepy as crackers!

    The article failed to point out that he was born in New York.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Or you mean Nuevos Yores.

  • I think everyone knows what a blackened version of either The Bachelor or The Bachelorette would be like …. a comedy that could end up on “Court TV”.

    Anybody ever seen “Excused”, “Cheaters”, or “Baggage”?

  • [Guest]

    >>>…lily white…

    That term is intended as an insult. If a group of white people is “lily white,” what are groups of black and brown people?

    Are perpetrators of interracial violent crime “burnt-toast black”? Are flash-rob crowds “dirt brown”? Are NBA players “tar black”? Are race-crime hoaxers “feces brown”?

    • “Lily white” can mean pure.”Tar black” never means anything good.

    • ViktorNN

      Good call. I read “lily white” as a racial slur too.

      Funny how some racial slurs are just fine, and even used in the mainstream media, but others will get you fired from your job and branded as evil incarnate.

      • [Guest]

        Yeah, I see a whole lot of racial double standards. They’re always anti-white, and I almost never hear a peep of objection.

        I’ve had my fill of it.

    • Creepy as crackers!

      “Feces brown” seems appropriate.

    • gemjunior

      speaking of race crime hoaxers, a statue of jackie robinson in Brooklyn was defaced yesterday and the daily news has offered a $10,000 reward “to find the racist scum who defaced j.r.’s statue with slurs”. I am or should I say we are all aware of who it is exactly that specializes in hoaxing race crimes directed toward themselves in an effort to pin it on evil white people. It would be so beautiful if this ass was found out to be a disgruntled negro. I bet he/she would come forward for the $10k reward and have no shame. The media of course will be totally understanding…

      • [Guest]

        If a black did it, we’ll probably never hear another word about it.

        By the way, how many blacks raped and/or murdered white people today, and how many stories have the news outlets that are outraged by this graffiti run on those crimes?

  • MekongDelta69

    “Laurie Essig, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology and and gender studies at Middlebury College.”
    [And she’s a real ‘looker’ too!! (Gag)]

    Notice she mentions the word “White” as many times as possible, in the most derogatory way possible, but THIS sentence made me laugh:
    “Because the shows are premised on a Disney-like narrative of finding one’s true love, proposing, and ending the story at the alter with a big white wedding…(etc.)”

    “alter” – REALLY?!!
    Hey – who cares if she can spell correctly.
    She’s a “Ph.D. and professor of sociology and gender studies.”
    She’s way too ‘elite’ to sweat the small stuff – like the ENGLISH Language.

  • What’s this all about?

    By running up all these white people with Spanish surnames, TPTB are trying to con low information undertow white women into supporting amnesty and open borders. Because…”that would mean letting more Juan Pablo Galavises in.”

    • Jefferson

      Open borders means million of more George Lopez’s. How many White women would want the future father of their children to look like a Spanish speaking Aztec ?

      • White Mom in WDC

        I’ll pass on the burrito eaters. No chorizo sausage lover here. Only all white meat! Ha

        • Bossman

          How many dicks have seen? Most penises are darker than the man who it is attached to.

      • Bossman

        An Aztec is really a Native American. All the natives of the Americas belong to the same race. If a George Lopez marry a white woman, their child may look like Raquel Welch, Carmen Electra, Eva Longoria, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara or many of the other attractive people in show business who are part Mexican or Native American.

        • Luca Kreutz

          @Bossman

          Hmm… whatever tiny admixture Cameron Diaz may have appears to come from her American side. Several Americans I met when I lived in the states in the 90s(High School) claimed to have native american ancestry. One friend from Texas(Anglo), sandy hair and blue eyes, all his family that I met looked pretty white to me, insisted he was an indian, even told me which tribe, i forget now. Kinda funny.

          Even Eva Longoria, who thought she was mostly Amerindian, after having her DNA tested, found out she was predominantly European. Her DNA test results were: 70% European, 27% Asian/Indigenous, and 3%African.[77]

        • David Ashton

          They might or they might not. If they do and get into showbiz you will regard this as justifying universal miscegenation, and if they are not so lovely you will just forget about them. You cannot judge just from the pick of a mixed crop.

  • ViktorNN

    “So when ABC makes a decision to only have white Bachelors and Bachelorettes and only have white contestants win their love, they are merely reflecting the ideal romance that ends in the ideal white wedding that is always already white. “

    No, they are probably looking at who is watching their show and responding to those demographics.

    Plus, marriage that doesn’t end in divorce is pretty much an all-white phenomenon. Divorce and illegitimacy skyrockets among hispanics and blacks. A reality show featuring non-whites that ended in marriage just wouldn’t be “real.”

  • Freedoooom

    I have a feeling we may end up seeing him getting annoyed at being associated with Latin Americans as he is a immigrant, if he had been in the country his whole life he would be a member of La Raza.

    Which is why our culture is so poisonous.

  • Nathanwartooth

    BTW guys you can comment on the article there. I’m guessing they don’t get many comments, so I’m sure the PhD will be happy to hear from you. Here is mine:

    “An article complaining about how in a majority White country there is a show that has a White person as it’s star?

    This is a joke, right?

    Why don’t you write an article about how there are too many Japanese TV stars in Japan when there are Koreans and others in Japan?

    “Laurie Essig, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology and women and gender studies at Middlebury College.”

    Oh…

    You aren’t qualified to pump my gas, let alone write an article about anything above high school level.”

  • Nathanwartooth

    “lily white”

    I’ve been seeing this term a lot so I thought I would look it up.

    It basically means Whites who are discriminating against Blacks and keeping them out.

    • e2657383

      Lily-Black is acceptable. Lily-Jewish is. Why not Lily-White?

      • Nathanwartooth

        Do people even use those terms like that?

  • White Mom in WDC

    Well, at least this guy is not hung with the purple penis. He is still a piece of chorizo though trying to pass for white meat. Not my flavor.

    • Bossman

      This guy, as far as appearance goes, is a white man of the Mediterranean type. A guy like that can do whatever he wants or identify with any group that he feels comfortable with.

      • Luca Kreutz

        What does that even mean?? Had you mentioned someone like, say, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as a white of Mediterranean type, I’d agree. But the dude pictured above looks pretty much like the average white American I met in Virginia. Also, the Mediterranean type is present in other parts of Europe, not just in the South, including the British Isles. Carleton Coon talks about it. See for instance, Irish actor Colin Farrel, Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones.
        Best regards

        • MariaO’Connor

          Argentina has a big welsh community in the southern province of Chubut.

  • Herman

    Do you know what the TV show, The Bachelor, is really worried about?
    If there was a Black Bachelor and he kept the white women and sent the black women home. (And you knew he would)
    It might lead to some awkward moments.

    • Johnny Squire

      The “Blachelor” ?

  • Johnny Squire

    I checked the “Psychology Today” archive. Almost all white people on their covers. In fact the last non-white was on their July 2005 issue.

  • Korean guy

    If the accusers truly are non-racists, then they should not be paying attention to the ethnicities of the cast. By the way, I admit it, Juan Pablo is very handsome.

  • WR_the_realist

    There are plenty of whites in Venezuela and Argentina. We associate “Hispanic” with Mestizos because that’s the kind that keep flooding into this country.

    • Luca Kreutz

      Correct, and not only in Venezuela and Argentina.

      “Compared to other South American countries, the people of European descent are more of a majority in Argentina,[35] and Uruguay,[36] and are about half of the population of Brazil.[37][38][39]In Venezuela, the majority claimed to be multiracial and white, 49.9% and 42.2%, respectively.[40] Similarly in Chile white people and mestizos makes up the bulk of the population.[36][41]”

  • NeanderthalDNA

    The Whites tend to stay there and run the places and sometimes come up to find other white mates or just to have fun.

  • Puggg

    Remember that reality show that was canceled? It was something about “baby mamas,” some rapper who had x kids by y women. That is probably as close as it would have come.

  • ms_anthro

    White Cubans are as White as Spaniards, because they’re directly descended from them. Until the revolution there was almost no miscegenation in Cuba. Any White assimilated Cuban you meet almost certainly has 100% European blood.

  • Spartacus

    Everybody knows the best Shaka Zulu would be Dolph Lundgren…

  • Romulus

    That is exactly what “THEY” have done!

  • Magician

    There will be blood

  • OlderWoman

    “They’ve” also hinted that he should be a bi-sexual. Daniel Craig has pushed the homosexual and black agenda.

  • Ella

    This bachelor guy looks White to me. Laughing, I don’t see any or very few Latinos men, living in a mostly Hispanic city, ever look like this. Most look Amerind. I’m sure the show appeals to mostly White viewers so the casting crew has some PC challenges.

    • MariaO’Connor

      There are a lot of white latinos, but most people do not realize that they are latinos, because, they do not fit the society stereotype of latinos.

      • Ella

        Not really, looking at Census research in Mexico, only 5-10% of the population are “classified” as White and about half of those reported are 1/2 White and Native. There are not many White people here unless you travel into smaller town / suburbs, which also have a White population drop. Most Latinos are dark and do not meet the White stereo-type as I’ve been to large city schools and worked public-oriented jobs. About every 10-15 Latinos, you’ll see one lighter-complexion. They are more Spaniard descent.

        • MariaO’Connor

          There are 33 countries in Latin America. Mexicans and Central Americans, are mostly Spanish, indians or the mixture of both. People from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic are of Spanish descend or black, or the mixture of both. South America, in addition, to the three cultures (Spanish/Portuguese, african and indigenous), have people of non Spanish, non Portuguese descend (Germans, Italians, Irish, Polish, Russian) as well as people of asian descend.

          • Ella

            I do admit that I’m discussing more so on Mexico, most Caribbean Islands and Central America. You mentioned many European ethnic groups outside of Latinos or Hispanic. Argentina tends to have the highest number of Whites but they also experienced an increase of biracial marriages like US Whites, so they recently declined to 67% White from genetic studies. I travelled South of USA widely for leisure. Majority, not all, are very dark with rough Indios features but I never made it to South America. Ruling and wealthier classes generally are lighter or White as you stated. I still observed a VERY high number of Blacks and Amerinds with mostly nonwhite features. Many nonwhites do have 4-6 children; they outnumber Whites quickly.

  • MariaO’Connor

    Latino or Hispanic is not a race. For example, there is a peruvian actor (Christian Meier) that he is of half german and half Swedish descent, a peruvian ex-president Mr. Fujimori that he is of japanese descent, and a Peruvian ex-president, Mr Toledo that he is of peruvian indian descend (Inca).

  • MariaO’Connor

    Mr. Juan Pablo Galavis DNA, must be as white as yours.