Thursday, August 31, 2006

Irony of the day

If you haven't heard, the CBS show Survivor is planning a season where the castaways are separated by their ethnicities. Many people are outraged. The New York Post shines a light on one such group:
Yesterday, members of the council's Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus (BLAC) met with the press to complain about - of all things - classifying individuals by race and/or ethnic origins.

The issue is an upcoming TV-reality series that will divide up contestants based on ethnicity.

Yeah, that's a pretty obnoxious notion. But if the council members feel that it's repugnant for TV producers to classify people by race - and, again, we agree that it is - then why have they formed a race-driven cliques like BLAC?

The council is hardly unique in this respect. But that doesn't make it right.

Just ironic.
Ironic indeed. However, here's guessing that the irony is completely lost on BLAC and other such racially-identified groups.