Twitter praises conversation about interracial dating on 'Bachelorette'

On The Bachelorette Monday, Andrew S. opened up a very important discussion about interracial relationships during his one-on-one date with Katie Thurston.

“I hate that I even have to have this conversation, because I don’t want to, but the fact that I am, it’s because I do truly see, you know, something between us. And I am a Black man. And you are a white woman, and interracial couples, there’s things that, you know, people look at differently,” Andrew told Katie. The 26-year-old pro football player then shared a heartbreaking story about almost proposing to a woman who he said was unsure if she could handle the judgment passed by others.

Andrew shared, “I know her heart, and I know her character. She’s not racist or anything, but she was worried about going to a grocery store and someone asking, ‘Are these your kids?’ And they’d not look like her. And it was tough for me, you know? That was a woman that I thought, you know, I was gonna propose to soon. And hearing that, it was tough, you know?”