August 27, 2006

Survivor: Race to the Finish

Posted in Politics, Television at 7:52 pm by Captain Morgan

Clever title, isn’t it?

If you read any kind of entertainment news site, or are addicted to CBS, by now you know of the plan for next season of Survivor. According to reports, the producers are separating the contestants in 4 groups. By races. White, Black, Asian, and Hispanic.

This, naturally, has enraged many a politically correct person. The main complaint is that this decision will be more divisive than anything else. Apparently, by seeing people divided by race on TV, in our lack of free will and intelligence, we will want to be divided ourselves. What a dumb argument!

I have not watched Survivor since the first season, but I will definitely be watching this season. I think it’s a fascinating idea. Survivor has always been a study in human behavior, so I don’t know what the big fuss is about. I don’t recall Gloria Steinem complaining when they divided the contestants by gender. So why now?

What are your thoughts?

Princess Sela adds: I don’t think separating teams by gender is something to complain about. I do, however, thinks it’s riding a line that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. That doesn’t make it a bad thing though. As a psychology minor, I think it will be very interesting to see how they project the teams and what comes of it. If nothing else, it will be an interesting show to watch during study breaks…:-)

1 Comment »

  1. Ebony said,

    I know it has been a while since this article has been posted, but just like you think it’s dumb for her to not like this idea, that’s her decision. I think that it is fine to seperate by gender simply to prove that males are no longer the alpha males, that women can be just as strong as they are, ecspecially since our bodies are endured by much more pain. The fact that the show seperated it by race is immoral and will upset much of the population, because its like trying to say that there is one race that is better than another and that is what you are pointing out. That is what you are showing gullable minds across the nation. Why should there be a dominant race? Why does there have to be a color, human should be the race and caucasion, asian, african americans, and etc.., they should be erased and banned from memory even though it should remain in history books, but skin differences should be left in the past, excerpt from the present, and banished from the future!

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