Who: The IU Progressive Librarian’s Guild hosts a
What: Free screening of the documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion” —
What is this thing we call â€˜raceâ€™? Whereâ€™d the idea come from? What are
the patterns of human variation? And if race isn’t biological, what is
it? How do our social institutions ‘make’ race?
When: Thursday, February 22nd, 7PM
Where: Wylie Hall, Room 005
We will be showing two parts of this documentary series:
“The Story We Tell” — uncovers the roots of the race concept in North
America, the 19th century science that legitimated it, and how it came
to be held so fiercely in the western imagination. The episode is an
eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify,
American social inequalities as “natural.”
“The House We Live In” — asks, If race is not biology, what is it?
This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics,
economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions “make”
race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and
wealth to white people.
See http://www.pbs.org/race for more information about these films!
“By far the best documentary series on race of the last decade.” —
Troy Duster, former president, American Sociological Association