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The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, three-hour series by California Newsreel claims.

RACE - THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION questions the very idea of race as biology, suggesting that a belief in race is no more sound than believing that the sun revolves around the earth. Yet race still matters. Just because race doesn't exist in biology doesn't mean it isn't very real, helping shape life chances and opportunities.

By asking, "What is this thing called 'race'?", a question so basic it is rarely asked, RACE - THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION helps set the terms that any further discussion of race must first take into account.