Racism in the dating game
For many black girls (especially the ones who grew up in predominantly white areas), Samira’s time on was a throwback to our own awkward and uncomfortable dating experiences.
We weren’t able to watch the show aimlessly without being irritated by how many men ignored Samira.
I don’t think black people are above being on trash TV.
In fact, I think it’s necessary to have different types of representation to highlight the fact that black people aren’t one dimensional.
In 2014 the dating website Ok Cupid found that black women received the fewest messages out of all its users.
So far two black women are on the line-up, and apparently this series is set to feature more women of colour, and non-binary and plus-sized contestants.It would be simplistic to say that all the men who entered the villa didn’t find Samira attractive because she was black.