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Race--The Power Of An Illusion: Episode One--The Difference Between Us

58 minutes

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First in a three-part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States. Explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Follows a dozen high school students who sequence and compare their own mitochondrial DNA looking for a "race marker," with surprising results. Also looks at the history of racism in the United States, the advent of stereotypes based on physical attributes attributed to races, and somatotypes, with particular reference to African Americans.

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