Skulls and Skin (Seeing White, Part 8)

Scientists weren’t the first to divide humanity along racial – and racist – lines. But for hundreds of years, racial scientists claimed to provide proof for those racist hierarchies – and some still do.

Image: Skulls in the Samuel Morton Collection, University of Pennsylvania Museum. Photo by John Biewen

Resources for this episode:
Fatal Invention, by Dorothy Roberts
The History of White People, by Nell Irvin Painter