Instructional Video

What Is Race?

This What Is Race? instructional video also includes:

Geneticist David Altshuler discusses the results of his 1000 Genome Project and his research that shows that people across the world share 90% of the same DNA, that race, as it is thought of today, is a 19th century social historical concept. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members compare Deval Patrick's story to that of the descendants of Sally Hemings
Classroom Considerations
  • One of three resources in the "Finding Your Roots" collection
  • Ensure that a protocol is in place for a safe, respectful discussion of the ideas in the videos
  • Also included are discussion questions and teacher tips
  • Lacks details to explain why race became a social historical construct