The idea of looking into the history and science of race might have been a powder-keg topic for a museum exhibit just a few years ago.
But, America’s attitudes and demographics are changing. And at the same time, our cultural and scientific understanding of the different races of humans has improved by leaps and bounds. A celebrated national exhibition compiled by the American Anthropological Association is about to open at San Diego’s Museum of Man.
“RACE: Are We So Different” will be on display at the San Diego Museum of Man from February 11, 2011 to May 15, 2011.
It’s called “RACE – Are We So Different?” The exhibit tries to answer that question by using the latest scientific information in biology and history and incorporating it with the lived experience of members of many races.
- Take a virtual tour of the RACE exhibit
- Learn about human variation
- Watch “A Girl Like Me,” a youth documentary on race
Source: KPBS [February 15, 2011]