Skip to main content




PV Logo w slogan Hoiz



HomeWhat is Race

What is Race?
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 2:00 PM


As the U.S. struggles to deal with historical and deep racial divisions, join us for an illustrated presentation that looked at what race actually is, and mostly at what it isn’t.

Anthropologist and professor Mark Curchack explored the history of race, the physical diversity of the human species, some of the evolutionary biology of that diversity, and the consequences of what you most likely learned in school.

There was an associated exercise sent to those who registered.

Mark Curchack graduated from Yale University and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Now retired, he previously taught at Western Michigan University and at Beaver College/Arcadia University. His primary research has been the study of modern urban and suburban society in the U.S., and he has lectured on race and racism since 1991.

Mark Curchack
what is race


what is race