The Talk

The Talk

Race in America

DVD - 2017
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The Talk: Race in America documents the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. A diverse set of filmmakers speak to parents, children, family members, academics, police force members, and community activists, to illustrate the issue from multiple points of view and bring the discussion out of the kitchen and living rooms and into the public sphere.
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781531700331
Branch Call Number: DOC 363.23089 TAL
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
1 videodisc (approximately 120 minutes) : DVD video, digital ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: Race in America


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Aug 03, 2017

Never knew about "the talk" - certainly needed but unfortunate never the less. We see blacks and cops interact and the results aren't pretty. Watching the police take down of a pastor was ugly enough. I got bored mid-way when the police step in and tell their longf winded side of the story - the sensitivity training, building bridges to the community - I think Orwell called it double speak didn't he?

And every time I hear black or African american, I sub in the words first nations - lots of parallelisms. Lots of people of colour being born into a world that creates problems for them. This conversation has been going on as long as I have been alive - no change. What is the future. You see the answers in the last 20 mins of the docs. Will it work?

Powerful statement at the end....the "Is the pain therapeutic?" speech - a very good observation.

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