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Race: The Power of an Illusion

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Companion website to three-part film by the same title.  Series of three films explores the social construction of race (i.e., that race is not truly a biological category), the history of racial ideas and how we came as a society to create and solidify racial inequalities, and the consequences of these ideas, specifically in the realm of housing and wealth.  The companion site includes six excellent modules that offer brief facts as well as links to allow students to "go deeper" into issues of interest.  Some of the modules include interactive features like quizzes and games.  Site also offers resources for teachers, including a number of separate lessons/modules on related issues such as environmental racism and activities studying DNA and racial classification.
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