Sunday, February 26, 2006

Black.White. on FX

So this new show on FX is airing soon. And myspace has their profile all setup. (Due to the fact that it airs on FX and FX is a part of the Fox Family -- so is myspace.) I looked at the previews and watched the commercials a dozen times.

The idea is based on race relations. You have two families (one african american and one caucasion) who literally switch races for the course of some six weeks. And then they go back to the same house at the end of the day and talk about their experiences in the other people's shoes.

I think the premise is an interesting idea. To show what conflicts there still are, but even moreso, how we each foster racism against ourselves by walking into a situation and "expecting" it. I find that often I get pretty much what I expect when I walk into different situations.

I think racism is absolutely ridiculous. You can't really judge something based solely on race. I have madd reasons to believe that social status hugely impacts the way we act much more than just the color of our skin. (Also, dark fellers, remember that when people talk about black and white, they do use black first in the phrase.)

That show looks pretty impressive. Also, there is another one where you can go undercover as the opposite sex or something and find out what your friends, family, and significant other REALLY thinks about you.


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