Race: Exploring the Power of Illusions

Our closest genetic matches are as likely to be with people from other "races" as our own. So, what is this thing called "race?" An illusion, but a powerful one.


Race: The Power of an Illusion is a highly-acclaimed documentary, with accompanying online resources, exploring the origins, beliefs, and consequences of the illusion we call "race."
Race: The Power of an Illusion can be screened on TV via streaming or DVD, but it can also be watched online for free thanks to the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship organization that has obtained broadcasting rights.
All Of Us Are Related, Each Of Us Is Unique. This online exhibition from Syracuse University explores how much alike all humans are, and how our differences are clearly not racial in any biological sense of that word. NOTE: Because this digital exhibition was created some years ago, it can display badly on some computers, which may make some of the text on the images hard to read. If you have this problem, click on the Full Text Panels link, which will give you the text on the slides in easy-to-read format.
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, explores the history of racist ideas in America, as described in his book, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction.
Incredible spoken word Def Jam Poetry performance by Smokey Robinson about being a Black American. Hat-tip to a friend in Prairie View, Texas for suggesting this item.