The Talk—Race in America

Monday, Feb. 20, at 9 p.m. on Western Reserve PBS

This two-hour documentary explores 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.

The film presents six personal stories to illustrate the issue from multiple points of view: parent, child, the police and the community. Filmed across the country, in communities including Long Beach, Calif.; Oakland, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo.; Richland County, S.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Cleveland, Ohio, the stories include interviews with academics, police force members, community activists and family members. 

Among those profiled is Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, who was a 12-year-old boy killed by the Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in a local park.

 

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Tamir Rice, who was a 12-year-old boy killed by the Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in a local park.
 
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