Race the Power of Illusion (DVD 3 part series – 56 min.s each – Facilitator’s
This documentary challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs; that
humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. This definitive
three-part series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal,
commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social
institutions and cultural beliefs.
Episode 1: The Difference Between Us. Examines the contemporary science;
including genetics that challenges our assumptions about human groups
Episode 2: The Story We Tell. Explores the roots of the race concept,
including the 19th century science that justified it and how it gained
such a hold over our minds.
Episode 3: The House We Live In. Race may be a biological
myth, but racism gives different groups vastly different life chances.
after the Civil Rights Movement, the playing field is still not
level and “colorblind” policies only perpetuate inequality.