Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race.  The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people.

Race - The Power of an Illusion is a three part documentary series that aired on PBS . The film questions the very idea of race as innate biology.  Yet race still matters because the idea of race shapes life chances and opportunities.


A Girl like Me is a 2005 award winning documentary by teenager Kiri Davis. The seven-minute documentary examines such things as the importance of color, hair and facial features for young African American women.


Shadeism (2010) is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination based on skin tone within different communities. This documentary short looks specifically at how it affects people within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian diasporas.

Race Forward has a near 40-year history of conducting cutting edge research on the intersection of race and the economy and is a leading authority on the root causes of racial inequities in the United States, including the conscious and unconscious policies and practices that foster systemic racism.

CNN's show AC360° aired a four-part series on the results of a CNN pilot study examining how children view skin color. Read on to find the full doll study results and the original 1947 doll test results.

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Race is among the most complicated issues in the United States. Even defining the term is difficult. What is race, exactly? And what is racism? Explore the THOUGHTCO.COM page on racism for answers and explanations in scientific research, multi-cultural literature, and other resources.

This list of third party links from the WISE Center at Ithacca College examines the emergence of whiteness as a category that determines the distribution of rights and privileges including voting rights, property rights, and the right to own one’s own body.

Racism is a problem in the United States. Identify your own bias and help others explore theirs with this graduated scale.