Some might be surprised that there’s so many people willing to marry a perfect stranger on the show “Married at First Sight” but that’s the case every season.
If you’re not familiar with the series, relationship experts select six men and women who don’t know each other and marry them off. The first time the couples actually see each other is at the altar before they exchange vows in front of their families.
During an interview, Pastor Cal, one of the relationship experts on the show, spoke about the selection process and how those who audition have to go through intense questioning.
And during that Q&A process, a lot of the Black men said they wanted to marry someone outside of their race,” which the Pastor finds problematic.
“How can I say this?” he began. “Here’s a big problem I have: One of the biggest problems we have on the show when we’re trying to match is finding Black men who want Black women. I can say that, and that’s a problem. But I believe it’s bigger than ‘Married at First Sight.’”
“There’s something in our society where, you know, we’ve been affected by this whole colorism thing,” Pastor Cal added. “And it’s sort of like a survival of the fittest type thing, you know, ‘I want to be on the side that’s winning.’ So it’s a very serious thing. It pervades our society. It’s there and it’s unfortunate, but we’re all victims of it.”
SOURCE: Daryl Nelson
Atlanta Black Star