University of Michigan project to explore role of race in US

Dec 23, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan is embarking on an effort to explore the role of race in U.S. society.

The Ann Arbor school's "Understanding Race Project" is an ongoing initiative during the January to April semester. It's dedicated to public and academic discussion about scientific, historical, cultural and individual perspectives on race as a social construct.

There are nearly two-dozen exhibits and nearly 90 events planned. They will look at race from both national and global perspectives.

Highlights include the "Race: Are We So Different?" exhibit developed by the American Anthropological Association and the Science Museum of Minnesota and "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas," a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit.

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Online:

http://www.understandingraceproject.org