Divided We Stand (1996)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Steve Jones

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1996

  • Type

    Television

Synopsis

Examines the revival of scientific racism and the abuse of genetics in black politics. Suggests that both types of racist hijack statistics to prove their prejudices. Writer and geneticist, Steve Jones studies the genes that control skin colour and explores whether there are differences between the races. In the course of his investigations, he considers the lifestyle of early humans in a South African cave, visits a black DJ whose parents believe he is white, and explores the properties of the skin pigment melanin.

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