Race Myths

Max Bankole Jarrett uncovers the origins of the idea of race.

Episodes

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01Barbarians20010405

The Ancient Greeks may not have seen the world according to skin colour, but their use of slavery and their hatred of those they labelled `barbarians' laid some of the foundations of racial hatred.

02Race And Slavery20010412

In the 18th century, pro-slavery campaigners looked to religion to justify Britain's dominant role in the Atlantic slave trade, before hitting upon a new justification: scientific racism.

03 LASTScientific Racism20010419

He traces the development of the science of race, which was used to justify imperialism and genocide in the 19th century and validated the unthinkable in Africa and Europe in the 20th century.