Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Story of Race

Watch this short (8 minute) yet very informative movie about race in America and learn something about this topic. There's also a transcript you can open in another window if the speaker is too fast for you.

1 comment:

  1. I love this video! It´s so informative and interesting and provides an excellent overview of racial discrimination in the USA. It was also very easy to understand, so I didn´t have to use the transcript.
    I was very shocked to hear that Thomas Jefferson was also a supporter of slavery. Isn´t that unbelievable? This man helped to draft the Declaration of Independence, which states that "all men are created equal", and he still thought that blacks are inferior to the whites.
    I have also never heared about the 19th century theory that different races represent different species. I can´t imagine that people really believed in such an absurd idea! Well, some people still strictly believe in creationism, so I guess everything is possible.