Seems to me that recognition of different races and cultures is what the whole focus on celebration of diversity is about. So why the fuss over Survivor’s new approach? There wasn’t such an uproar when it was divided by sex or age.
Doug and Dave’s exchange in the comments here nicely summarize the divide in reactions, I think, though obviously I lean toward Doug’s POV.
I think the following season should divide the teams into political beliefs: republicans, democrats, libertarians, and “package deals are for travel agents” voters.