Ideas Is Race a Fiction?

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 King and Karina Vernon have a go at a very modern, age-old question. Blood ties you to family, country and race. Should it? What happens to personal identity when race is removed as a marker of who you are? What happens when we use the term "culture" to replace the idea of race? The panelists explore these questions and more.

  • 2013
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
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Race [LCSH] Social constructionism [LCSH] Race -- Social aspects [LCSH] Ethnicity [LCSH] Racism [LCSH] Race relations [LCSH] Cultural pluralism [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Civics -- Study and teaching [LCSH] World history [LCSH] Equity [LCSH] Ethics [LCSH]
Paul Kennedy (Host), Lawrence Hill (Journalist), Philip Coulter (Producer), Greg Kelly (Production Coordinator), Ananda Korchynski (Producer)
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