On Wed, 1 Dec 2021 20:10:48 -0500, "Rick" <ri...@nospam.com
>"The Horny Goat" wrote in message
>>>They're entitled to their fiction, don't you know, and if you deny them
>>>that, then you're racist and evil.
>>In fact 4 blacks, 1 Asian (Yul) and one I can't tell based on her
>>picture Season 29: Natalie Anderson. (Despite her picture on the site
>>I'm pretty sure Danni Boatwright is white - and some of these pictures
>>were from before the show and some right after Final Tribal Council
>>when they're bound to be more tanned than on day 1! ) plus of course 1
>>Asian (Yul Kwon) and 1 Hispanic (Sandra Twining-Diaz - twice).
>>Pictures at https://www.goldderby.com/gallery/survivor-winners-list/
>>Bottom line is in 40 completed seasons that's pretty close to what you
>>would expect given the US population (which I presume is reasonably
>>represented in those who apply to play on the show which I agree isn't
>>It's a bit out but not outrageously and certainly well within normal
>>statistical error (which is a technical term I ask you not to comment
>>on unless you really DO know what it means - I have a math degree and
>You don't really need to be a statistics expert on this. Blacks comprise
>roughly 12.1% of the US population according to the 2020 census. If you
>assume there have been five black winners (I think Natalie would be
>considered black), five out of 40 winners is 12.5%. If you assume there are
>39 winners because Sandra won twice, then you get 12.8% Either way, that's
>pretty close to the US average.
Well Sandra isn't black but her husband is (I believe he was part of
the family visit each season she was on and certainly appeared on
When I say 'normal statistical error' that's referring to expected
deviation of a sample of a much larger population. In this case the
technical question is whether the proportion of ethnicities in the
Survivor applicant pool is closely linked to the national population
and since we don't know who all applies the only way we can comment is
based on who actually appears on the show which seems fairly close.
I've said previously on this newsgroup that if blacks have any
legitimate beef with Survivor it's NOT on the casting process but
rather the way some are editted and shown on screen. For instance if
S5 Ghandia is fairly represented on the show then I'm not sure I want
to be around her if she's carrying scissors. And if she WAS fairly
portrayed on the show that CBS helped her with her psychiatric costs.
Question - besides Debb Eaton (1st boot in season 2) has ANY past
contestant said they wished they'd never been on the show?