“Race talk” is having a mainstream moment. First Starbucks wants customers to talk race over morning coffee. Now, The New York Times is launching a new video series “about the state of race relations in America.”
First up: a five-minute video on ‘The Conversation,’ or, the talk that parents have with their black sons about what their race and gender mean for them in America. “The Talk” first went mainstream during the protests that followed George Zimmerman’s 2012 slaying of Trayvon Martin. This NYT version centers on encounters with police.