Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Race" as a social construction

"Race: The Power of an Illusion" is a PBS series and website that tackles the tough questions about "race."  This resource has helped me tremendously in clarifying my discussions and writing. Understanding the concept of a "social construction" takes time.  Realizing that "race" is not genetically or culturally-based is sometimes a new idea for many folks.  I can't explain it better than these folks have, so here is this resource again.  Enjoy!


Herbes-Sommers, C., Strain, T. H., & Smith, L. (2003). Race: The power of an illusion [Television Series]. San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel & Independent Television Service.

Race: The Power of an Illusion Website. (2003). PBS. Retrieved August 14, 2012, from

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