RACE: Are We So Different?

Welcome, by Joanne Jones-Rizzi

The Science Museum is committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive world. 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. Join us!

Discover what’s new with RACE: Are We So Different?

We’re one human family

Each of us represents a unique combination of genes, environment, and experiences. But we’re much more alike than we think because of our common ancestry. Trace the human migration out of Africa and explore the evidence that allows scientists to recreate this journey.

Prison system disparities

While Americans are only about 4% of the world’s population, the US is home to about a quarter of the world’s prisoners—prisoners who are disproportionately people of color. Racism helped create this disparity. Question yourself honestly and see where your biases might lie.

Minnesota nice? 

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 in Minnesota. Learn more from individuals in your own neighborhoods and communities.