RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT?

RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT?

October 12 – January 25, 2015
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL

It’s a simple truth.

People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression.s.

The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people and even genocide. Today, contemporary scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to challenge “racial” differences, and even question the very concept of race.

RACE: Are We So Different?, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

RACE is funded by Ford Foundation and National Science Foundation. The local exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Allstate Insurance Company and Co–Sponsor Walgreens and Participating Sponsor Northwestern University. Additional support is being provided by Bank of America, BMO Harris Bank and the Evanston Community Foundation and Loyola University Chicago. The Golder Family Foundation is lead sponsor for all Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions.

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