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The cast of the new season of “Survivor,” which will group contestants by their race.
The cast of the new season of “Survivor,” which will group contestants by their race. (CBS / MCT) CBS / MCT
By Christopher Shea
September 3, 2006

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THIS SEASON ON ``SURVIVOR," a white team, a black team, an Asian-American team, and a Latino team will compete to stay on the proverbial island. Reactions to the recent announcement have ranged from complaints about poor taste to vociferous outrage. ``It's insulting," wrote Washington Post columnist and ESPN sports commentator Michael Wilbon in an online chat. ``It's irresponsible. It's reprehensible." (Full article: 1156 words)

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