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Science Museum of Minnesota involved in social media project

DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham museum is launching a month-long social media experiment, in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, to try and shed light on the subject of race relations.

The Museum of Life and Science calls the project Experimonth: Race, and it hopes a wide range of community groups and individuals will participate in an effort to look at the perception of race in society starting this week.

The experiment includes a variety of options, ranging from a Facebook game to daily online polls of family members and friends. Organizer Beck Tench says the goal is to help people think more critically about how race is discussed.

The project was designed by a psychologist and an artist. It can be found online at www.experimonth.lifeandscience.org/race .

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