Race as a social construct, and why parents should talk about it
That race matters is one of those facts that is obvious and surprising at the same time. Social scientists have added some clarity to the effects of race in society with the Implicit Association Test, experiments on stereotype threat, and studies on the mental and health effects of discrimination.
On this show Dr. April Harris-Britt shares her spin on the meaning of race for individuals, psychotherapy, the legal system and society. She has an important message for parents: talk to your children about race! Find out why by following us into a thorny but frank discussion.
Show correction: Francis Collins, not Francis Crick, was one one of the scientists in the early 2000s who initially declared no biological basis for race.