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RACE: Are We So Different?

RACE: Are We So Different

A Project of the American Anthropological Association. Funded by the Ford Foundation & National Science Foundation.

THIS EXHIBIT CLOSED ON SEPT. 11, 2016

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ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT

The South Carolina State Museum welcomed a very special blockbuster exhibit in the summer of 2016. RACE: Are We So Different?, was presented by Central Carolina Community Foundation and offered guests the opportunity to explore a cultural and scientific look at race throughout history and the reasons we should celebrate our differences. This exhibit was developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Below is information about this thought-provoking exhibit and related educational resources:

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The State Museum’s RACE community advisory committee will aid
museum staff in maximizing the positive impact of this exhibit.

Click HERE to learn more.


THE EXHIBIT FEATURED

This exhibition addressed the topics of race from three different perspectives interwoven to tell a dynamic story with a deep social impact.

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SCIENCE

Visitors will discover that human beings are more alike than any other living species, and no one gene or set of genes can support the idea of race.

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HISTORY

Throughout American history, economic interests, popular culture, science, politics, and the struggle for power have played a role in shaping our understanding of race.

Race Exhibit at Minnesota Science museum

EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE

Race is real socially and culturally. This section of the exhibit, visitors will explore the personal experiences of race in our schools, health care systems, neighborhoods, sports and entertainment industries and more.

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