by John Biewen
When producer John Biewen was in high school in the late 1970s, he learned from his textbooks that people could be divided into three distinct races — mongoloid, caucasoid and negroid. Decades later he wondered when and how this now debunked theory of race took hold. In this episode, John looks at those distinctions arose.
This excerpt is the second episode of a multi-part series John produced on race called ‘Seeing White’. You can listen to all of the episodes on the Scene on Radio website or subscribe to the podcast.