This new season of Survivor on CBS is quite provocative. It has been termed as a social experiment on television that has never been done before. It is controversial, yet innovative.
So here's a brief analysis on this so called social experiment.
Asians win again:
These challenges are full of puzzles, and of course, the Asians will dominate the because Asians are known for being intelligent. Great stereotyping here. Can we call this postive stereotype? Is there such a thing? The Asian team is comprised of two Korean lawyers, one mixed Filipino fashion director, one Filipina real estate agent and a Vietnamese. I don't know what he does. He's the odd ball in that group.
Can you say Asians, the model minority? Another stereotype.
Latinos throw the game:
The Latinos purposely threw the game because they felt that they had a lazy person on their team who will only bring the team down. The team was willing to lose a game, instead of preserving their team and helping out one person to perform their job well.
What does this say about that team? Is it willing to sacrifice a member of the group to lose a weak link? Is it not interested in cooperation? Unity? How about helping fellow members out? Are they just so quick to just vote off their weakest link, when they could have had the chance to win and help change this weak link along the process?
Are these events reflective of culture? Are they reflective of the Blacks? the Asians? the Whites? the Latinos? Or are these events reflective of the American culture altogether? For now, I see a combination of both. There are certainly cultural factors that come into play. But overall, I see the competitive American. The only deviation for now is the Latinos, who were willing to throw the game; but then again, this is also a very American strategy.
I'm still rooting for the Asians. They are the team to beat. They are intelligent and athletic. And better yet, there are two Pinoys in there.
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Friday, September 22, 2006
Survivor: Asian Team with Two Pinoys Win Again
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