Jefferson Exchange | January 8, 2014 | 9:00
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Wed January 8, 2014

"A Dreadful Deceit" About Race

Jacqueline Jones talks about fluid descriptions of races--and some truly awful treatment of people--in American history.

Maybe we're finally getting away from the idea of different races, but in no great hurry. 

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Remember, people once referred to "the Jewish race," among other things.  Science has established that there's ONE race--human--but the old ways die hard. 

Historian Jacqueline Jones tracks six stories of "black" Americans through history in her book A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America.

 

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