Dating for black women
It's racist, and there is a long history of white men sexualizing black women in America, from the days of slavery to now with the way black women are treated as a very specific fetish in pornography.So when the actual season of The Bachelorette began, Dean almost immediately brought up his comment to Rachel to get a reaction.Lee most likely thinks his opinions on Black Lives Matter are totally warranted and aren't evidence that he hates black people at all.
So it's no wonder this is a red flag to many people or why there was backlash. It could be a sign that a person views black people solely to sexualize them.
Lee does this in several ways, like by trying to get Will to call Kenny aggressive, ignoring the racial context and his own insistent aggressive acts towards Kenny.
He also tries to win Rachel over by poisoning her view of Kenny.
You can imagine the line "I can't be racist; my girlfriend is black" would be very valuable to a person of similar character as well.
Sadly, as a black woman, coming across men like Lee isn't uncommon.
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Rachel brought Nick Viall to church for this reason specifically: to see if he was comfortable in a black church, a place that is important to her.