Tonight is the premiere of “Survivor: Cook Islands,” which will air in the midst of controversy surrouding the show–a direct result of the fact that it’s the first time the groups will be separated according to race and/or ethnic background. From The New York Daily News:
What’s unknown – and won’t be known for a couple episodes – is how long the teams will be divided by ethnic background. Probst has said the goal is to keep groups together – in this show and all others – for an amount of time where they get connected, but not too connected. In past shows, the teams have been split and mixed as early as two episodes in.
As a person of mixed ethnic heritage I have strong feelings about this situation–woo hoo! I get to root for TWO different teams! That just made my chances of my particular ethnic derivation winning double! Sweet!