Each of us represents a unique combination of genes, environment, and experiences. But we all share a common ancestry. Trace the human migration out of Africa and explore the evidence that allows scientists to recreate this journey.
RACE: Are We So Different?
The idea that we can group people into “races” is only a few hundred years old. It was, and is, tied to power and hierarchy. Today, scientists have disproved the idea of race and its notions of biological superiority. But the idea of race continues to shape our lives. How did we get here? And how can we do better?
In RACE: Are We So Different?, you can examine our shared history and current reality. Understanding the past, acknowledging harm, and joining the conversation are the first steps toward a fairer future.
We’re one human family
Prison system disparities
While Americans are only about 4% of the world’s population, the US is home to about ~1/4 of the world’s prisoners—who are often people of color. Racism helped create this disparity.
Deeply entrenched patterns of segregation and discrimination disadvantage people of color when it comes to health, wealth, education, or contact with the criminal justice system. Learn more from individuals in your own neighborhoods and communities.