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Two black men are taking "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" to court with a lawsuit that claims the reality shows are blocking contestants of color from starring roles. Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson filed a federal lawsuit in Nashville Apr. 18 against the popular TV shows claiming they are engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination that intentionally excludes people of color.

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Christopher Johnson, left, and Nathaniel Claybrooks answer questions at a news conference on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Johnson and Claybrooks are taking \"The Bachelor\" and \"The Bachelorette\" to court with a lawsuit that claims the reality shows are blocking contestants of color from starring roles. Both men applied to be contestants on \"The Bachelor.\" ( AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(front L to R) Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks talk to the media with their co-counsels (back L to R) Byron Perkins and George Barrett during a news conference to discuss their lawsuit against ABC's reality TV shows \"The Bachelor\" and \"The Bachelorette\" in Nashville, Tennessee April 18, 2012. Claybrooks and Johnson, a pair of African-Americans and football players who had tried out for \"The Bachelor,\" said ABC has intentionally excluded non-whites from the shows during their 10-year run, comprising 16 seasons of \"The Bachelor\" and seven of \"The Bachelorette.\" REUTERS/Harrison McClary (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)
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Bachelor Ben Flajnik and the rest of the cast from the latest season of \"The Bachelor\". REUTERS/Craig Sjodin/ABC
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Ben Flajnik, right, star of the ABC romance series \"The Bachelor,\" and his fiancee Courtney Robinson pose before the Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld wedding fashion show, Monday, April 16, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Nicole Evatt)
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Nathaniel Claybrooks talks with the media during a news conference about his and Christopher Johnson's lawsuit against ABC's reality TV shows \"The Bachelor\" and \"The Bachelorette\" in Nashville, Tennessee April 18, 2012. Claybrooks and Johnson, a pair of African-Americans and football players who had tried out for \"The Bachelor,\" said ABC has intentionally excluded non-whites from the shows during their 10-year run, comprising 16 seasons of \"The Bachelor\" and seven of \"The Bachelorette.\" REUTERS/Harrison McClary (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)
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