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Understanding. Race

Author: Lynn DoughertyPeter CoyoteLucky Pictures, Inc.Learning Channel (Firm)Discovery Channel (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history and power of the artificial distinction called "race", viewing it within historical, scientific, and cultural contexts. Topics include the anthropological unity of Homo sapiens; sanctioned discrimination, such as segregation; cultural biases based on racial stereotypes; and the underlying humanity that inextricably links us all.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Dougherty; Peter Coyote; Lucky Pictures, Inc.; Learning Channel (Firm); Discovery Channel (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Discovery Communications, Inc.
OCLC Number: 42334436
Notes: Originally broadcast as a 1999 episode of the Learning Channel television program Understanding.
Copyright 1999 Discovery Communications, Inc.
Credits: Narrator, Peter Coyote ; director of photography, Michael Mayers ; editor, Penny Trams ; music, Fred Karns.
Performer(s): Narrator, Peter Coyote.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Understanding (Television program)
Responsibility: producer/director, Lynn Dougherty ; produced by Lucky Pictures, Inc. for the Learning Channel.

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Examines the history and power of the artificial distinction called "race", viewing it within historical, scientific, and cultural contexts. Topics include the anthropological unity of Homo sapiens; sanctioned discrimination, such as segregation; cultural biases based on racial stereotypes; and the underlying humanity that inextricably links us all.

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