WRAL News special: Race - Are we so different?

Posted June 26
Updated June 28

Race. It divides us. It defines us. But what does the science say? Does the color of our skin mean we are different on the inside?

As the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences plays host to a provocative, acclaimed touring exhibit, WRAL's Scott Mason and Robert Meikle share the voices – young and old, scientists, artists and historians – and different perspectives on race.

Visit the exhibit from April 22 through October 22.

Inside the exhibit

Raleigh students get sneak peek at new race exhibit

Raleigh museum explores race through history, science

Race: Are we so different? Preview the exhibit, reserve tickets

Race: Are we so different? Teaching materials, talking guide


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  • Sherri Brooks Jun 29, 4:21 p.m.
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    This was a very bias documentary. While the first 5 minutes discussed differences in race, the last 25 were about black and white racial issues, white supremacy groups, etc. What about the Jews, Native Americans, Irish, and Asians that have been discriminated. What about the BLM, Black Panthers, ANTIFA? If your going to cover the race issue, cover it all; not the one sided slant!

  • Bill Gibson Jun 29, 9:30 a.m.
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    Well, if the insignificant difference of whether you are a Democrat or a Republican elicits such ire in our Society, then how upset could someone get over Race?

    A few years ago, I was stopped at a traffic light and looked up to see the billboard of our local community theatre, where "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" was playing. I began to imagine "who" would have to come to dinner, to make the audience, feel the feelings, of when this play was first presented, with its racial implications. The very next day, Dylan Roof, murdered the Christians in Charleston for racial reasons.

  • Gene Carmack Jun 29, 1:33 a.m.
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    Being Caucasian I have had the racist label rammed down my throat ever since I joined the USAF in 1968, I could not even report to my first duty station until I attended the mandated “Race Relations” course to show just how racist I was. Everything I have has been earned through my own efforts not because of some so-called white supremacy card. Shows like this do nothing more than create a greater rift to further create conflict. These shows are a waste of airtime and serve no useful purpose other than creating further divides.

  • Kenneth Jones Jun 28, 11:04 p.m.
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    Why do you keep pushing the race dialogue WRAL? How many ratings do you need to be satisfied? Are your sponsors pressuring you to participate in this type of virtue signalling? How can society be post racial if you keep talking about race?

  • Jamie Aycock Jun 28, 7:59 p.m.
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    This is idiotic...this is why is and always be an issue. This does not and will create any dialogue other than stir up and need and unwanted hate. It does however make me wonder who is left in this world that does not know the answer to this.
    Way to go WRAL

  • Robert Swiger Sr. Jun 26, 7:06 p.m.
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    Why is this being broadcasted? I guess WRAL wants to stir more hate.

  • John Lobenstein Jun 26, 6:02 p.m.
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    One reason race is an issue is that political opportunists and victimologists insist on using it as a wedge.