Blog: Race-The Power of an Illusion Video

This episode reviewed the history of the social construction of race. The idea of an “inferior race” was not introduced until Americans wanted an excuse for slavery. Before slavery the colonies used indentured servants until African slavery offered a less expensive and lifelong worker. The first record of the “inferior race” theory was from ThomasContinue reading Blog: Race-The Power of an Illusion Video

Race: The Power of Illusion Reflection

Discrepancies in “Freedom” of Speech   Freedom of Speech (defined by Wikipedia as): a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community to articulate one’s opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction.   The seminal work of Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, is a document that defines specific rights endowedContinue reading Race: The Power of Illusion Reflection

Race: The Power of an Illusion (Olivia Guillocheau)

The film raised a plethora of new information that I believe would change the social climate of the United States if it were better known. The fact that race is a social/cultural construct with no scientific basis but determines the health and future of so many individuals in this country is problematic. Religion and white privilegeContinue reading Race: The Power of an Illusion (Olivia Guillocheau)

Race: The Power of Illusion – Raeanna Randolph

The first two episodes of the video Race: The Power of Illusion challenged the common misconceptions and beliefs of race in the United States. Specifically, in the first episode, the video discussed the idea that our concept of race assumes that biological and external attributes of an individual affect their internal abilities and characteristics, such asContinue reading Race: The Power of Illusion – Raeanna Randolph