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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Reality TV Big Brother Hate Feast!!!

I'm sure we are all talking about discrimination and racism if we are looking at the CBS hit show Big Brother 15! We all know racism is real, but how many of us have felt it? I know a lot of people will think I'm off my rocker, but I like this season of Big Brother. It shows us the truth about racism. Honestly, this season could be used at a real discussion for racism.

Does racism still exist? 

Sure, racism exist! Living in the Big Brother house should give people of different cultures the opportunity to get to know each other. We fear the unknown. Once when I was getting on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany to the United States I had to explore my own demons. A group of middle eastern men sat next to me, and I freaked out. I immediately thought I was going to die. I went into survival mode. I wanted the men to know I was kind, so I talked their ears off the entire flight! By the time we landed, I felt like a major fool! I felt foolish because I judged them by perceptions that were formed by others, and not things I had witnessed on my own.

Does all racism mean discrimination has to be present ?

You can be racist all day, and never be guilty of discrimination. Discrimination takes place when you do something that causes a person to be held back in some way. Discrimination is an action. In the Big Brother House we are seeing discrimination because one of the housemates is directly targeting minorities. However, should CBS step in?

Should CBS send the racist packing?

CBS is doing the right thing in letting this season play out. Big brother is a big social experiment. By letting the cast do as they please, CBS is teaching us all a very important lesson about race relations. Racism covers many people. We have seen racist attitudes against sexuality, race, culture and I'm sure religion to some degree all from these members. If anything, we should take the time to understand that racism isn't dead. We should also understand how ugly it looks, and how society will no longer tolerate hate.

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