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August 23, 2006

Out in the Open

Oh god! There making a new season of the reality show Survivor, where the contestants will be put in “tribes” according to race!

“SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS will feature the series’ most ethnically diverse cast to date. The castaways will initially be organized into four tribes divided along ethnic lines (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White) before merging in a later episode.”

Man, that’s gonna bring out the racist talk around the watercooler. I’ve got a bad feeling that it’s gonna get ugly.

Rush Limbaugh is getting a head start on the racism, utilizing the fun of stereotypes. Oh Rush, you kidder you.

Of course, the sole reason that Survivor is doing this is for the controversy in hopes that it will drive up ratings. Sex sells, why not racism?

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Now, with parody goodness.

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Posted by Jake on August 23, 2006 9:06 pm

1 Comment »

  1. I think this show has always been desperate and lame. The product placement in one of the seasons forever turned me off the show. I didn’t know it was still on the air. That being said, when have humans NOT divided themselves racially. I work on a high school campus, it just happens automatically. Maybe this is going against the grain of political correctness, but it seems like the most honest thing I’ve seen on TV in years. Does it make me cringe a little. Yup. But when I see it in real life it makes me cringe too. Will I watch? Hell no, this show should have been cancelled ages ago.

    Comment by Sheila Brooks — September 4, 2006 @ 7:21 pm

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