RACE: Are We So Different?

RACE: Are We So Different? RACE -through the lenses of history, science and lived experience RACE: Are We So Different? is a project of the American Anthropological Association.

http://www.UnderstandingRACE.org

Mission: We expect people to look different. And why not? Like a fingerprint, each person is unique. Every person represents a one-of-a-kind, combination of their parents’, grandparents’ and family’s ancestry. And every person experiences life somewhat differently than others. Differences… they’re a cause for joy and sorrow. We celebrate differences in personal identity, family background, country and language. At the same time, differences among people have been the basis for discrimination and oppression. Yet, are we so different? Current science tells us we share a common ancestry and the differences among people we see are natural variations, results of migration, marriage and adaptation to different environments. How does this fit with the idea of race? Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people.

You can see the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit in person at the Science Museum of Minnesota (click below), and onlin...
06/02/2019
RACE: Are We So Different?

You can see the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit in person at the Science Museum of Minnesota (click below), and online at understandingRACE.org

Take a cultural and scientific look at race throughout history and discover the many reasons we should celebrate our differences and embrace our shared histories (some of which will surprise you).

Q2030: Cool, Creative, Connected, Prosperous
01/25/2019

Q2030: Cool, Creative, Connected, Prosperous

Quad Citizens and friends Vera Kelly, vice president of Metrocom NAACP of Davenport, and Greg Aguilar, director of #intheq2030, enjoy an early look at "RACE: Are We So Different?" at the Putnam Museum. The exhibit, designed to challenge people’s assumptions and biases, officially opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 26. Quad Cities

Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico
01/24/2019

Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico

We are thrilled to start our 2019 schedule with a performance at the Putnam Museum for their exhibit of “Race, Are We So Different?” We will be a part of the entertainment for the premier night on Friday January 25th at 8:00 PM, with the exhibit opening on January 26th. Thank you Q2030: Cool, Creative, Connected, Prosperous for thinking of us! #QCBF

RACE: Are We So Different? In the Quad Cities 2019:Q2030: Cool, Creative, Connected, ProsperousDecember 13, 2018 · This ...
01/23/2019
Putnam to host traveling exhibit on race and racism in '19

RACE: Are We So Different? In the Quad Cities 2019:

Q2030: Cool, Creative, Connected, Prosperous
December 13, 2018 ·
This is big, Quad Cities. The Putnam Museum is preparing for the Jan. 26 opening of a new exhibit titled, "RACE: Are We So Different?" Visitors will explore race through these three lenses: the history of race; the science of race; and the recent experience of race in the U.S. Volunteers are needed to serve as hosts and discussion facilitators during the exhibit’s four-month run. Learn more here: https://qconline.com/…/article_536ae549-db4c-5f39-890d-62ec… via Jonathan Turner for the The Dispatch / Rock Island Argus

DAVENPORT – The next traveling exhibit at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., aims to foster a community-wide discussion and deeper understanding of race, equity and inclusion during its

The Chicago History Museum is often overlooked because it isn’t down by the lake in the center of town like the Art Inst...
02/13/2018
Hidden Treasures in the Windy City

The Chicago History Museum is often overlooked because it isn’t down by the lake in the center of town like the Art Institute, the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, and the Shed Aquarium.

Through July 15th, the museum is housing a very special exhibition like no other. It’s called Race: Are We So Different?, and it examines the subject from a unique perspective, the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota. The Race exhibit includes many interactive features for a “contemporary scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to challenge ‘racial’ differences, and even question the very concept of race.” One section of the exhibit even explores the role of race in mascots, with a specific look at Chief Illini. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/hidden-treasures-in-the-windy-city/963695068

Hidden Treasures You Must Visit in Chicago

The exhibition — fully titled “Race: Are We So Different?” — debuted at the Science Museum of Minnesota in 2007, just ah...
11/13/2017
'Race' exhibition at Chicago History Museum challenges what we think we know

The exhibition — fully titled “Race: Are We So Different?” — debuted at the Science Museum of Minnesota in 2007, just ahead of the country electing its first black president. Since then the United States has witnessed the systematic disparagement of that president, the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the successor president finding moral equivalency between white supremacists and those who protested their presence in Charlottesville, Va.

In other words, even if some of the show’s timelines stop in 2005 or ’06, the exhibition feels fresh. The facts may be old-school, but the truths are au courant. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ent-race-exhibit-history-museum-1109-story.html

With the timely “Race: Are We So Different?” the Chicago History Museum aims to show visitors that what we think of as race is more of a social construct than a scientific one.

"The feedback that we have is that this material with a science base has provided a unique opportunity for people from a...
10/11/2017
Race in the US: Where do we go from here?

"The feedback that we have is that this material with a science base has provided a unique opportunity for people from all walks of life to understand the ways that race operates in this country, both obvious and insidious. “Race: Are We So Different?” tells us that our racial categories have little biological significance, but have been used and abused throughout our nation’s history largely to privilege some, while blocking others from a life of fulfilled experience." http://ow.ly/FRCn30fNDhv

One thing we know for certain is that a country divided like this cannot be the inclusive democracy that it once aspired to be.

Can't make it to see the RACE exhibit in NC? You can catch up on the amazing speaker series online: http://ow.ly/hmhh30b...
05/31/2017
RACE: Are We So Different? Speaker Series “Closing the Race Gap” by North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Can't make it to see the RACE exhibit in NC? You can catch up on the amazing speaker series online: http://ow.ly/hmhh30bY89K

Watch North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences's RACE: Are We So Different? Speaker Series “Closing the Race Gap” on Livestream.com. As we explore the topic of race, it helps when certain issues are explored in great detail. In the “RACE: Are We So Different?” Speakers Series: Science, History and…

“The ‘RACE’ exhibit, at the very least, keeps the conversation – on the idea of race and the fact that we need to talk a...
04/24/2017
Exhibit at Raleigh museum explores issues of race – Wiggins

“The ‘RACE’ exhibit, at the very least, keeps the conversation – on the idea of race and the fact that we need to talk about it – before us.” Don't miss RACE: Are We So Different? at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. http://ow.ly/VNyv30b7NQr

“RACE: Are We So Different?” is an award-winning exhibition opening for six months April 22 through Oct. 22 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

RACE: Are We So Different? is coming to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences this year. The traveling exhibit, ...
01/09/2017
Exhibit exploring issues of race coming to Raleigh museum – Wiggins

RACE: Are We So Different? is coming to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences this year. The traveling exhibit, which will be at the Raleigh museum from April 22 to Sept. 4, is free!
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/midtown-raleigh-news/mrn-community/article124457899.html#storylink=cpy

The award-winning exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? is coming to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences this year.

The Gullah Project
07/26/2016
The Gullah Project

The Gullah Project

RACE: Are We So Different? Is now open through September 11th at the South Carolina State Museum. This exhibit explores race through both a cultural and scientific look and is developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota.



http://scmuseum.org/race/

Want to check out "RACE: Are We So Different" in person? The exhibit will be on display at the Muhammad Ali Center throu...
07/12/2016
Exhibits and Galleries | Muhammad Ali Center - Louisville, KY

Want to check out "RACE: Are We So Different" in person? The exhibit will be on display at the Muhammad Ali Center through January 2, 2017. http://alicenter.org/visit/exhibits-and-galleries/

Temporary Exhibits There’s always something new going on at the Muhammad Ali Center! In addition to the permanent exhibitions and the items from the permanent collection on display, several times a year the Center will unveil new temporary exhibitions. SACRAMENTO, CA.- A remarkable collection of 22…

Continue the conversation about race on the new SAPIENS blog by "RACE: Are We So Different?" author Yolanda T. Moses: ht...
03/15/2016
"Race" Archives - SAPIENS

Continue the conversation about race on the new SAPIENS blog by "RACE: Are We So Different?" author Yolanda T. Moses: http://www.sapiens.org/blogs/race/.

Each of us has our own notions of what “race” is and what it tells us about ourselves and others. Our roots as humans are tangled, and our complex histories and social constructs make race impossibly difficult to define. This blog explores the factors that make race such a fractious concept and poin…

The book is available now!
02/26/2014
Race: Are We So Different

The book is available now!

Perspectives on race todayFeaturing new and engaging essays by noted anthropologists and illustrated with full color photos, RACE: Are We So Different? is an accessible and fascinating look at the idea of race, demonstrating how current scientific understanding is often inconsistent with popular ...

Community Field Trip to RACE: Are We So Different? at Discovery Center
07/24/2012
Community Field Trip to RACE: Are We So Different? at Discovery Center

Community Field Trip to RACE: Are We So Different? at Discovery Center

Community Field Trips are an opportunity for you and your family to experience the nationally acclaimed, powerful RACE: Are We So Different? traveling exhibit at the Discovery Center this summer at no cost on five select Thursday evenings this summer thanks to Missouri State University, James River...

The Story of Race
07/24/2012
The Story of Race

The Story of Race

Thank you once again to our guest Blogger Starlett McNeill for her careful look into the social construct known as race. Origoinally Posted by Starlette McNeill ⋅ June 19, 2012 THE DAILY RACE ...

RACE: Are We So Different?'s cover photo
04/05/2012

RACE: Are We So Different?'s cover photo

http://nmnh.typepad.com/100years/2011/08/my-journey-as-a-facilitator-for-race-are-we-so-different.html
09/21/2011
My journey as a facilitator for RACE: Are We So Different? - National Museum of Natural History Unea

http://nmnh.typepad.com/100years/2011/08/my-journey-as-a-facilitator-for-race-are-we-so-different.html

When I heard that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History would host RACE: Are We So Different? in 2011, I was excited at the opportunity to participate. Like the other volunteers recruited for this temporary exhibition, my role is that of a facilitator. I engage and encourage visitors ...

09/16/2011
Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance

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