Race The Power Of An Illusion

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Session 3 Questions
1- What did you learn about race from the 2nd episode of Race the Power of an Illusion?
I learned many things from the second episode, ‘The Story We Tell’. First off, it was new knowledge to me that Thomas Jefferson potentially played a huge role in the shaping of our societies view of race. The episode noted that Jefferson wrote how, “the blacks were inferior to the whites in both body and mind”. Professional scholars claim that he was the first person to articulate a theory of race. A second major thing the episode had greatly expanded my knowledge on was the controversial societal hierarchy throughout history. African Americans always found themselves at the bottom of the hierarchy. Native Americans weren’t seen as low
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