S2 E8: Skulls and Skin

May 17, 2017

Scientists weren’t the first to divide humanity along racial – and racist – lines. But for hundreds of years, racial scientists claimed to provide proof for those racist hierarchies – and some still do.


Image: Skulls in the Samuel Morton Collection, University of Pennsylvania Museum. Photo by John Biewen

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Resources for this episode:
Fatal Invention, by Dorothy Roberts
The History of White People, by Nell Irvin Painter

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