Is it just me or could CBS have accomplished the same goal without dividing the tribes into races?
Jeff Probst said "The idea for this actually came from the criticism that Survivor was not ethnically diverse enough, because for whatever reason, we always have a low number of minority applicants apply for the show." Yeah, right!
I think the show could have accomplished being ethnically diverse without calling attention to it. It is as if CBS is saying, "hey, look, you see, we have African-Americans, and over there, we have the Asians ....".
Why don't they honestly state the real reason, which is that "Survivor" is probably not doing that well in the ratings and they have to drum up some buzz to get people to watch? For goodness sake, we are talking about t.v here, it's always about ratings, anything to attract more viewers.
I'll give them this though, publicity, equality, social experiment, call it what you want, it was a smart move, I'll watch!