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Questioning the Meaning of Race

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What does it mean to be white, and how do white Americans view their varied cultural roots? Last month, a new study from the University of Minnesota found that many white Americans believe they're part of a distinct white culture.

Douglas Hartmann, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, and Peggy McIntosh, the associate director of Wellesley College's Center for Research on Women, speak with Tony Cox about how we think about race.