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August 23, 2006

CBS Dividing 'Survivor' Tribes Along Ethnic Lines

CBS is splitting up the tribes for the 13th installment of its veteran reality series "Survivor" along ethnic lines, with blacks, Asian Americans, Hispanics and Anglos initially competing against each other in ethnicity-specific teams.
 
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The castaways for "Survivor: Cook Islands" will initially be organized into four tribes divided along ethnic lines before merging in a later episode.

Host Jeff Probst defended the ethnic breakdown on CBS's "The Early Show" Wednesday. Mr. Probst told "Early Show" co-host Harry Smith the idea "actually came from the criticism that 'Survivor' was not ethnically diverse enough."

When Mr. Smith said "there were groans" from his colleagues about the "Survivor" news, Mr. Probst admitted that "at first glance when you hear the idea, it could sound like a stunt."

But the show wanted to "turn this criticism into the creative," he said. "It is a social experiment."

The "Survivor" move has raised eyebrows even among seen-it-all reality executives.

"That's a bold thing to do in this country," said David Lyle, COO and general manager of Fox Reality Channel, upon hearing the news. "It seems somewhat inflammatory. But I daresay that's what they want. It's a a pretty confronting way to act in a world where ethnicity and tribalism and religious differences are seen as flashpoints."

If you DONT GET IT BY NOW, this is exactly how THOSE MINIONS think. After it's SAID and DONE, everyone involve including viewers will be much DUMBER (less SPIRITUAL).

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Originally posted by Huey:
Why does this version of Survivor has such a Bell Curve tone to it?


yikes! Roll Eyes

And, no matter how this turns out, the 'minor[ity team, will 'lose'. It will,in my opinion, not be allowed to be a 'win-win' situation, esp.if the 'dominant' group representatives lose; this has the makings of the classic, win-lose dynamic.

I hate gimmicks.
Survivor is falling out of the Nelsen ratings. They are desperate for anything right now. I knew this was going to happen (figured only 2 tribes B vs. W). NOTE: I also predicted they would have an ALL-STAR Survivor.

However, poor there decision is, the above comments are radically racist.


ma'am: "Go, Black peoples! Go!"
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Black peoples? This comment is embarrassing.

Santana St. Cloud: "There'll be a bunch of challenges involving swimming and getting you hair wet."
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Stereo-typical comment. Pathetic. When you are competing for a million dollars, guess what? Shave your head before the game starts and win the damn thing!

nayo: "And, no matter how this turns out, the 'minor[ity team, will 'lose'... "
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Which 'minority' group are you talking about, specifically? The Asians? Don't be so self-centered. Get an education of your orientation.
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Originally posted by The_Congo:
Survivor is falling out of the Nelsen ratings. They are desperate for anything right now. I knew this was going to happen (figured only 2 tribes B vs. W). NOTE: I also predicted they would have an ALL-STAR Survivor.

However, poor there decision is, the above comments are radically racist.


ma'am: "Go, Black peoples! Go!"
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Black peoples? This comment is embarrassing.

Santana St. Cloud: "There'll be a bunch of challenges involving swimming and getting you hair wet."
===============================
Stereo-typical comment. Pathetic. When you are competing for a million dollars, guess what? Shave your head before the game starts and win the damn thing!

nayo: "And, no matter how this turns out, the 'minor[ity team, will 'lose'... "
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Which 'minority' group are you talking about, specifically? The Asians? Don't be so self-centered. Get an education of your orientation.



Point/Counterpoint: By 'minority group, I mean not the white people. The 'crackers/krakkas', not the negros, chinos, or beaners. (how's that for racist innuendo?)American/western ideology is that all non-white is minority; I do'nt agree to it/with it, but understand it, and understand how white supremacy, works, for the most part; you did'nt know? All sarcasm aside, no matter how this turns out, 'the spin', wont be pretty, but the Nielsen rating might be to CBS executives. Perhaps, some 'bell curved' mentions will rear their ugly heads on internet message boards and such. Much mediated discussions on 'race', tend to eminate out of the cauldron of racism. eom.
I saw it last night,the African-American/black team was the first to go to tribal council.While the African-American team lost the first challenge,they also were awarded the opportunity to send some one from another tribe/race to an isolated island.They chose a member of the White tribe because of some 'chicken stuff'.He was really pissed off.
This show can only divide things into hate for one race or another.I mean look how much people hate Omarosa or other T.V. characters,and they don't personally know them. You can't help when picking for a person in your race the way things are set up. Unless you don't watch at all.Or make a good effort to stay neutral.

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