A documentary which is exploring the impact of racism on a global scale, as part of the season of programmes marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Beginning by assessing the implications of the relationship between Europe, Africa and the Americas in the 15th century, it considers how racist ideas and practices developed in key religious and secular institutions, and how they showed up in writings by European philosophers Aristotle and Immanuel Kant.
Looking at Scientific Racism, invented during the 19th century, an ideology that drew on now discredited practices such as phrenology and provided an ideological justification for racism and slavery. These theories ultimately led to eugenics and Nazi racial policies of the master race.
- The Racism: A History DVD collection includes custom episode guides so you can find your favorite episode at anytime
- The DVDs are formatted region free so you can watch them on any DVD player, DVD-ROM X-Box or Playstation Worldwide
- All DVDs are presented in full screen, commercial free and unedited. Exactly the same as it was shown on the BBC!
- Presented in English