Race: the Power of an Illusion, Film: Tuesdays at 7 p.m., January 16th & 23rd

Episode 3: The House We Live In

Film and Discussion

January 16 – Racism in the early 20th century

January 23 – Racism after World War II


This documentary about race in society, science and history, produced by California Newsreel, has aired on PBS.  We will watch two segments of episode 3: The House We Live In, which asks, “If race is not biology, what is it?” This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions “make” race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.

After the film is shown, discussion will follow, moderated by Ellen Bettmann, a nationally recognized leader in the fields of anti-bias education and cultural diversity. She created and taught two courses for Dartmouth College’s adult education programming, Difficult Conversations About Race in 2015 and Exploring Race and Racism in 2017.

 Sponsored by FORE – Focus on Racial Equality, an ad hoc group formed by a small number of Randolph citizens who are very concerned with race consciousness and attitudes towards racial equality in Randolph. We hope that events such as this will help our community to accept diversity.