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Race the Power of an Illusion, Episode 2

“ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.” “ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.” IT’S THE LOFTY AND REVOLUTIONARY IDEAL AT AMERICA’S CORE. YET IT WAS WRITTEN AT A TIME WHEN SOME INHABITANTS WERE HELD IN BONDAGE AND OTHERS WERE BEING DISPOSSESSED OF THEIR LANDS. HOW DID AMERICAN SOCIETY JUSTIFY UNEQUAL TREATMENT BASED ON SKIN COLOR AND NATIONAL ORIGINS?…

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Race the Power of an Illusion clip 2

Lewontin: THE PROBLEM FOR EVOLUTIONISTS AND POPULATION GENETICISTS WAS ALWAYS TO TRY TO ACTUALLY CHARACTERIZE HOW MUCH GENETIC VARIATION THERE WAS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. AND I SPENT A LOT OF TIME WORRYING ABOUT THAT, LIKE OTHER PEOPLE IN MY PROFESSION. Narrator: IN THE 1960s, RICHARD LEWONTIN DECIDED TO FIND OUT JUST HOW MUCH GENETIC…

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