Penn Program on Race, Science, and Society
The Program on Race, Science and Society (PRSS) is an initiative at the University of Pennsylvania devoted to transformative and interdisciplinary approaches to the role of race in scientific research and biotechnological innovations, aiming both to promote social justice and to dispel the myth that race is a natural division of human beings.
"The Morton collection was amassed largely to serve its collector’s racist belief in white European supremacy, which he thought could be established by the measurement of skulls.
Associate Professor Bridgette Brawner, a member of the Program on Race, Science, and Society (PRSS) Faculty Working Group, was awarded the Diversity and Equity Award by The International Society of
PRSS Penn Medicine and the Afterlives of Slavery (PMAS) affiliated doctoral fellow Paul Wolff Mitchell, a Ph.D.