The T.V. Reality Game Show Survivor is in a lot of hot water because of what is slated to happen in the upcoming season.
If you’re not familiar with the concept, the show takes people from all different areas and backgrounds, picks the ones it thinks will have the most T.V. chemistry and strands them on an island in different teams with different levels of supplies. Each episode shows some time with the group and usually two challenges– one for things that will help them in their quest, one for to see who will be kicked off the island. As the numbers go down, the teams merge and eventually the last seven to be eliminated choose between the final two as to the winner of $1,000,000.
In previous episodes they have used all different means to select the teams. They have selected them randomly, pick-em style with captains, men versus women– whatever they can do to draw attention and to test the people in the groups. This time they have chosen to have four teams based on race– and people (mostly people of color) are screaming racism.
Why this is a big deal, I do not know. Personally, I would have expected more outcries when they were divided by women and men– except the women took it as a challenge and as a chance to prove themselves. If the people of color took it this way too, we wouldn’t have a problem.
Those that are crying “racism” the loudest are, in fact, those most racist. Since they do not know how the different groups will turn out, it is they that assume that those of color will fail or will be made into foolish figures. One would figure that they wouldn’t be singing this tune if a person of color (Hispanic, Black, Asian) wins or if all the white people are kicked off the island first– so they have to be expecting the worst.
It’s sad when the people that are showing the most racism are those that are of that race.