The American Anthropological Association presents the science, history and lived experience of race in the United States in Smithsonian National History Museum exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?”
Anthropological research shows that race is about culture, not biology, yet the very idea of race continues to play a real and meaningful role in our institutions and everyday lives. The exhibit uses scientific and sociological evidence to challenge preconceived notions about race, from the idea that sickle cell anemia is an African American disease to the belief that athletic ability is genetically determined.
Damon Dozier, AAA Director of Public Affairs, says, “The RACE exhibit is one big “ah-ha” moment.”
The exhibit will be open until January 1, 2012. Click here to learn more.