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Ideas Massey Lectures 2013: Belonging (Part 3 of 5)

The third of five parts in the 2013 Massey Lectures, Blood: The Stuff of Life. Celebrated author Lawrence Hill explores the scientific and social history of blood, and the ways that it unites and divides us today. The ties we create with each other are just as significant as the ties we share with family, by dint of blood. Are blood ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Ideas The Business of Race

"She cut off her nose to spite her race." That's what Dorothy Parker once quipped about Fanny Brice, the Jewish actress who had a nose job in 1923. Ninety years later, the racial targeting of the cosmetics industry is booming: eye-lid surgeries, chemical hair-straightening and skin-bleaching are just a few of the options advertised to people of colour. Ideas contributor ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Ideas Is Race a Fiction?

The scientific consensus is that we're all a soup of DNA, and that race is indeed a fiction. But where does that leave us? This round-table discussion – on the heels of Lawrence Hill's CBC Massey Lectures about blood – focuses on race, culture and the knotty problem about how we choose to identify ourselves. Lawrence Hill, Priscila Uppal, Hayden ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014