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