Before 1967, it was illegal in 16 American states for a black person and white person to marry. Right wing groups on both sides of the Atlantic continue to espouse that the mixing of races is destructive and against some kind of natural order.
Aarathi Prasad, a geneticist and mother of a mixed race child, sets out to challenge the ideas of racial purity and examines provocative claims that there are in fact biological advantages to being mixed race.
It's a controversial subject that has aroused much opposition from both ends of the political spectrum, but does greater genetic diversity confer advantages in humans, as seen in the breeding of plants and animals, or are lifestyle and environment the primary influences?
|Monday 02 November 2009||Channel 4|
Music from the episode
|0:00:00||Melting Pot||Blue Mink||Philips|
|0:00:00||Fireflies||Paul Mottram||Audio Network|
|0:03:39||White Sands||Terry Devine King||Audio Network|
|0:04:33||Bruder Des Schattens - Sohne Des Lichts||Popol Vuh||Spv Us|
|0:05:10||RHYTHM OF LIFE||Unknown|
|0:11:24||African Sunset 1.1 (Trk 14)||Unknown||Strip Sounds|
|0:11:31||Scarifice||Chris Blackwell||Audio Networks|
|0:13:04||Particle Drift||Johnson,Obrien||Audio Networks|
|0:15:01||Death Valley 3||Matt Hill||Audio Network|
|0:15:18||Oxygen||Terry Devine King||Audio Network Plc|
|0:17:30||Mountain Prayer||Gledden||Audio Networks|
|0:23:48||Time Lapse||Unknown||Audio Network Plc|
|0:24:56||Harvest 1.2 (Trk 17)||Unknown||Strip Sounds|
|0:25:34||Albanico 1.1 (Trk 2)||Unknown||Strip Sounds|
|0:26:26||El Syd||Nigel Glockler,Roger Adams||Audio Network Plc|
|0:26:47||EL SYD 2 (60)||Unknown|
|0:28:02||Strange Bath||Jon Brion||Milan|
|0:29:41||Boa Vista||Unknown||Audio Network Plc|
|0:30:35||Quicktime||Christopher Slaski||Audio Network|
|0:32:42||Digital Decisions||Devine King||Audio Network Plc|
|0:34:05||Cold City||Unknown||Audio Networks|
|0:37:27||Out On A Limb||Tom Quick||Audio Network|
|0:42:47||Dangerous Situation 6||Johnson,Mottram||Audio Networks|
|0:45:01||Starshift||Unknown||Audio Network Plc|
|0:49:02||Emergency Ward 10 Opening Title Sequence||Unknown|
|0:49:42||Mixed Blessings Theme Tune||Unknown|
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