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RACE--Are We So Different?

composite face of several races

Has the time come to rethink our ideas about race in America?

RACE--Are We So Different? is a comprehensive, engaging, educational Web site that explores issues of race through the lenses of history, science and lived experience. RACE features a variety of voices and perspectives, and includes articles, guides for teachers and parents, an interactive timeline covering 400 years of events in government, science and society, other interactive features, and test-your-knowledge quizzes on such subjects as sports and stereotypes and "Who is white?" Of particular interest, the Web site examines the science of human variation, from genetics to skin color to the latest findings that may challenge how people think about race and differences among people. For visitors wanting to continue the discussions, the site features a blog. Beyond the Web site, there is also a traveling exhibition, now at St. Paul's Science Museum of Minnesota until May 2007. Upcoming locations and dates are noted on the Web site.

RACE is a project of the American Anthropological Association and was made possible by support from the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

Visit the RACE--Are We So Different? Web site:

See also: museum exhibit schedule http://www.understandingrace.org/about/tour.html



Credit: American Anthropological Association