And MGM’s 1951 version of , got around the Hays Code through the same casting loophole.The story directly dealt with passing — the title character is a light-skinned black woman who travels north and falls in love with a white doctor, who assumes she is white as well.There were exceptions: Universal’s 1936 adaptation of the wildly popular Broadway musical , which features the revelation that the wife of one of the white leads is part-black, was granted an exemption because its source material was already so familiar.It likely also helped that the biracial character was played by Helen Morgan, a white actress.When the season premiered, 11 black men stood a chance with Lindsay among a group of 31.When the episode aired and a fan quoted Gaskins, Lindsay provided some insight into what was going through her head as she sat there and listened to Gaskins' confession. He then explained, "Because [Gaskins] is black, the perception — she might think, 'you're a black guy, you've dated black women.' And that's not true.Eric Bigger, a 29-year-old black contestant, explained to Unglert why it was more important for Gaskins to tell Lindsay. The subject came up again on Lindsay's one-on-one date Tuesday with frontrunner Bryan Abasolo, who is Colombian. ABC has never featured so many non-white contestants before Lindsay's turn, sparking years of criticism for ABC's lack of diversity.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar commented in January on another point of frustration: the few diverse contestants who do make the cut each year only make it on the show "as a courtesy for a few weeks before being ejected." The reality star, who has been open about pursuing interracial relationships, told in May that "race didn’t play in as a factor" when it came to choosing her fiance, as the star has announced that she is, in fact, engaged.
More than one of the men competing for Lindsay's heart unveiled his personal dating history with women of color, engaging in an open discussion of when and how they should tell Lindsay, the first black Bachelorette in the show's history. "But growing up where I grew up, especially in high school, there weren't a lot of black girls." During his one-on-one date — which ultimately saw his elimination — he disclosed that he has mostly dated outside of his race.
After his family decides to take his money for college away from him, a rich kid pretends to be African-American to win a minority scholarship offered by Harvard University, only to discover that upon getting there that he has fallen for another student, who was supposed to be the actual recipient of the scholarship.
Nicole Oakley, the spoiled, rich, out-of-control daughter of congressman Tom Oakley, meets a working class Mexican-American straight-A student, Carlos Nuñez, resulting in a clash of cultures, values, and a love affair.
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The silent film era occasionally featured mixed-race relationships — sometimes to condemn them, as in D. Hays) explicitly forbade the depiction of miscegenation, which it defined as “sex relationships between the white and black races.” The code was meant to curb immorality in the film industry — profanity, “excessive and lustful kissing” and disrespectful uses of the flag also were prohibited — and because interracial marriage was still banned in 30 states, its depiction in film would imply the condoning of an illegal act.