Episode 3, Race: The Power of an Illusion

Episode three focused on more recent history that has supported the construct of race in the United States.  This episode explained how people’s markers of skin, culture, hair texture determined who they were because of the public policy and practice that acted on their physical characteristics.  While Episode two talked about slavery and how itContinue reading Episode 3, Race: The Power of an Illusion

Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 3

This episode gave really important insight as to why and how race was socially constructed in America. After the first two episodes talk about how race is not biological, this third episode addresses the socially constructed realities of race. They discuss the subjectivity of whiteness, citizenship, racialized housing and other forms of institutionalized racism afterContinue reading Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 3