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Friday, September 15, 2006

Survivor's' race for ratings - 'Survivor's' race for ratings - Sep 14, 2006.

It has been a good show and I am glad another new season has just begun showing. It is really controversial dividing the tribes by race. It kinda gave me an idea that it is a war between the Asians, the White Americans and the Black.

Meanwhile, several members of the New York City Council were denouncing the show for promoting divisiveness. "How could anybody be so desperate for ratings?" posed Councilman John Liu, who is Asian-American.

Then New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman observed that these city officials included members of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus.

"In other words," wrote Haberman, "leading the condemnation of CBS for creating teams defined by race and ethnicity was a team that created itself using race and ethnicity as the definition."

Nevertheless, it is still a good show…