Back to top

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Christine Herbes-Sommers
Tracy Heather Strain
Llewellyn M. Smith

Originally airing on PBS, this DVD contains three episodes. Episode one explores how contemporary scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that the concept of race has always been with us, and traces the concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race. Additional resources for self-study or classroom use are available at the website of series producer California Newsreel.

Recommended by MOSES Madison