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How Race Was Made (Seeing White, Part 2)

How Race Was Made (Seeing White, Part 2)

Update: 2017-03-0140
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For much of human history, people viewed themselves as members of tribes or nations but had no notion of “race.” Today, science deems race biologically meaningless. Who invented race as we know it, and why? By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika. 



Photo: The Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal. The highlighted figure in the center is an effigy of Gomes Eanes de Zurara. The figure at the top right is Prince Henry the Navigator. Photo by Harvey Barrison.  

Comments (4)

Bobbi Baribeau

I graduated from high school and college and never had American History broken down like this. A child would know this was wrong no matter what religion their families practiced yet our nations leaders thought it was ok. So shameful that I, a white woman, feel the guilt.

Dec 3rd
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Elsbett :P

This episode is so fundamentally educating. All of these professors on here delivering facts really helping people to understand. Thanks a lot and great work really!

Feb 2nd
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Roshii Jolly

So interesting!

Feb 19th
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maggie anderson

I am learning so much from your podcast. thanks so much

Dec 17th
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How Race Was Made (Seeing White, Part 2)

How Race Was Made (Seeing White, Part 2)

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University