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Race: The Power of an Illusion
Race is a biological myth and a social invention justified by "science" and beliefs that took hold of our imaginations.
- Premiere Date
- April 24, 2003
- 180 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Open Call
What is "race"? Race: The Power of an Illusion demonstrates how race is both a biological myth and a social invention. The documentary series uncovers the history of race, the "science" that justified it, and traces how these beliefs took such a furious hold on our imaginations, arguing that while race may be a biological fiction, the consequences of racism are very real.