Dating in the dark uk racism
Samira Mighty from last year's season was initially rejected by everyone in the villa. The problem wasn't a lack of diversity, but the attitude within our society when it comes to dating people of colour – specifically dark-skinned black men and women.
Writer Habiba Katsha doesn't want to see black women on Love Island anymore.
And this is the thing, a diverse cast alone won't solve the painful problems witnessed in the previous seasons.
It seems the issue isn't about how many people of colour you can squeeze into the villa, but the attitudes other people have towards them.
" That's because there are even more complex issues that come into play – fetishisation of mixed-raced contestants and colourism.It’s a fascination with what’s 'exotic' but not too unfamiliar. People of the same ethnicity can have different skin tones, which will inevitably have an effect on how they're treated.