As you have probably heard by now, the next season of “Survivor” is going to pit ethnic groups against each other. That’s right! They’re going to have four “tribes” — one Caucasian, one African-American, one Asian and one Latino.
Is this just unbelievable? Can you imagine a guy pitching this insane, classless idea to the network honchos? You would think they would have fired him right on the spot and had him escorted off the property as being potentially dangerous. But no. As a matter of fact, they approved this blatantly absurd idea.
I was discussing this with some friends, and they told me they thought it was an interesting concept and that they were looking forward to watching it. Gasp! Am I the only one who finds this concept outrageously stupid and insensitive in the extreme?
Don’t we already have enough problems with race in this country without having a popular TV show exploiting the issue in this crass, inflammatory manner?