I have been lurking and not posting. So if someone else has suggested this--I apologize. I think when it comes to merge time to split them along male and female again. Kind of predictable but oh well. I still would like to see them "mix up" the tribes a little more often so alliances can't get built and carried through to the end. Really don't know if it would work out that way?!?! Just my crazy thought.
I don't think that race will really end up an ugly issue, although the comments about representing and racial advantages on the previews made me laugh some. I'll predict that someone who has been a staunch supporter of their own racial advantage, finds themself needing to depend on and trust someone from another race and it's a happy outcome.
Edit to add:
I posted before I read this thread through, and must say "whew" -- there is some very heavy discussion and strong opinions here. I had no idea that so many people would be taking a television show so seriously. My initial take was that part of the producers' plan was to draw more viewers of different backgrounds --- and I thought good marketing idea. I also thought by doing it starting with the tribes sorted by ethnicity, it would create some interest and healthy curiosity about different cultures, and in the end they would learn from and about each other and create something positive. Silly me, huh ?
Last edited by echo226; 09-08-2006 at 04:12 AM.
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I actually watched the TV Guide channel preview with Cerie Fields, and Probst says that the split is really very positive. They have a really diverse group, and I feel sure that the groups will merge into two tribes pretty quickly. Probst says that since talking about race is taboo in this country, but also a huge problem, that it is a springboard for discussion.
We won't know how it is until we see it, and whether it's positive or negative. But, I think it will be interesting, and I already have my DVR set to record! Can't wait to get my fix.
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I get somewhat of an irritating rub with all of this talk about tribes being divided by races...These people are being divided by ethnicities....they are all a part of the human race (not a Martian in the bunch).
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
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