Wednesday, December 4, 2013 |
(From L-R) Paul Kennedy, Priscila Uppal, Karina Vernon, Hayden King, Lawrence Hill
The scientific consensus is that we're all a soup of DNA, and that race is indeed a fiction. But where does that leave us? This round-table discussion -- on the heels of Lawrence Hill's CBC Massey Lectures about blood -- focuses on race, culture and the knotty problem about how we choose to identify ourselves. Lawrence Hill, Priscila Uppal, Hayden King, and Karina Vernon have a go at a very modern, age-old question.
In this clip, Priscila Uppal explains why she thinks "people are afraid to be alone...to find out who they actually are," and why they seem to want "downloadable identities."
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