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The History Of White People In America, Episode One: How America Invented Race

“How skin became color, color became race, and race became power.” Did you know that the concept of a white "race" has not always existed? That its birth, in fact, was less than 400 years ago? This video, presented by WORLD Channel and PBS and the first episode of a series, offers an enlightening insight into the history of "whiteness" and breaks the illusion that "American" is synonymous with "white." You can also check out an interview with producer/writer Jon Halperin and animator Ed Bell here.




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