The Paradox of Race: Lessons from the Smithsonian
by Jeffrey Aaron Snyder - October 07, 2011
A review of the recently opened RACE exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the most ambitious effort to educate the public about race and racism in a generation. The exhibit provides an opportunity to reflect on how academic scholarship can contribute to important public education initiatives. The author argues that race education should be organized around a central paradox: the fiction of race, the reality of racism.
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