UNDERSTANDING RACE

Are we so Different?

The Story of Race

“[Racism] is not about how you look, it is about how people assign meaning to how you look.” – Robin D.G. Kelley, Historian

Race Is Not Genetic

Race Is Not Genetic

Current science tells us we share a common ancestry and apparent biological differences among people are not as great as they seem.

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History

History

“Race” is a relatively recent idea, dating from the 1600s, to assign social, cultural, and political rank to differences in physical appearance.

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Lived Experience

Lived Experience

Race is the least important aspect in determining character, yet it is often the most important factor in how others see us.

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RACE Videos

Learn how prevailing ideas in science, government, and culture intersected throughout history to shape our concept of race today.

The Story of Race: A History

How did the idea of race begin in America?

RACE: Video Introduction

Learn about RACE and unlearning racism.

2nd Edition

Race: Are We So Different?

The second edition of the bestselling title on modern notions of race, providing timely examination of perspectives on race, racism, and human biological variation

  • New material in the second edition covers recent history and emerging topics in the study of race.

  • Updated based on advancements in the study of human genetic variation.

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“[Racism] is not about how you look,
it is about how people assign meaning to how you look.”

– Robin D.G. Kelley, Historian

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