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Explaining racism scientifically at the Armand-Frappier Museum

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Armand-Frappier Museum officially opened its brand-new temporary exhibition Nous et les autres - Des préjugés au racisme. Originally, it was the Musée de l'Homme, one of the sites of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in France, which designed and produced this exhibition. This exhibition is an adaptation of it, and it provides a scientific understanding of what racism is and why it affects our societies.

At the crossroads of biology, history and sociology, this exhibition also sheds light on current knowledge on the subject, particularly that of human genetics, and confirms that the notion of race is not scientifically valid in humans.

This exhibition sheds scientific light on a complex and essential subject. "It enables the museum whose mission is to promote understanding of scientific issues related to human health, to promote our common humanity and to contribute to the well-being of all", said Guylaine Archambault, Executive Director of the museum.

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