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Race and Gene Studies: What Differences Make a Difference?
by Larry Adelman
Executive producer of the RACE series Larry Adelman breaks down how to interpret genetic discoveries that appear to suggest differences along racial lines.
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Beverly Daniel Tatum
Does everyone experience race the same way? How do our cultural experiences shape our perceptions of other people? How do we unknowingly recreate racism?

Beverly Daniel Tatum is currently (2019) a clinical psychologist, professor and President of Spelman College. She is an expert on race relations and author of Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, and Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community.

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How the Racial Wealth Gap Was Created
A 30-minute segment produced by California Newsreel from the series, "RACE – THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION: How the Racial Wealth Gap Was Created" illustrates how government policies and private practices helped create the segregated suburbs and the racial wealth gap.
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Pedagogical Storytelling with Victoria Robinson
Victoria Robinson, a lecturer in Ethnic Studies and director of the American Cultures Center at UC Berkeley, shares how she uses her favorite clip on redlining in her teaching.
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Images of the Horror of American Race Relations: Interview with Michael Mark Cohen
Michael Mark Cohen, Associate Teaching Professor of American Studies and African American Studies at UC Berkeley, discusses his use of visual imagery to teach about racial terrorism and race as socially constructed, incorporating Stephen Jay Gould's scholarship to demonstrate how whiteness was created, and how a shift away from color blindness led to the current resurgence of white nationalism amid a shrinking white demographic.
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The Urban Community: Interview with Jason Luger
Jason Luger, Lecturer of City & Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, discusses how he uses maps and footage from the film to look critically at the built environment, from the concept of an "urban we", to the question of poverty, California as a carceral state, and the "Eight Intersectional Geographies."
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Interview with Larry Adelman, Executive Producer of the Race Series
Larry Adelman, executive producer of the Race-Power of an Illusion documentary series, discusses why California Newsreel decided to partner with UC Berkeley to redevelop and relaunch a companion website for the series.
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2020 panel discussion on Race—The Power of an Illusion, Part III
On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, we hosted a screening of Part III of Race—The Power of an Illusion followed by a one-hour panel discussion with experts.
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How is racism different from prejudice?
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What role should race play in health research and medicine?
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Are there distinct traits or characteristics of each race?
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How do you explain varying levels of success and achievement by race?
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Community & Urban Health: An Interview with Jason Corburn
Jason Corburn, a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, discusses race and city planning, including racial segregation, environmental justice, his safe neighborhoods project, and how place, space and health reflect existing inequalities in the US.
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Why are there different levels of advancement in varying countries by race?
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What role has the Bible played in the construction of racial inequalities?
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Are we ready for a "colorblind" society?
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If race isn't real, what about its effects?
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Why do we have to pay for wrongs of the past?
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What can individuals do to stop institutional racism?
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How do you enlist support of white people in achieving racial equality?
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What does equity look like? (when will racism end?)
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Don't people's values influence their chances for success?
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Why were only Africans enslaved?
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Ira Berlin
What was early colonial Virginia like? How are race and freedom tied together? What is the tension in American history with regard to race?

Ira Berlin (1941-2018) was a Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland.  Among his many books are, Generations of Captivity: A History of African American Slaves and Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in America.

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Is there a distinction between race and racism?
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