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A Conversation with My Black Son
POV Season 30
Short Film | 02/11/2018 | 5 Mins

For generations, parents of black boys across the U.S. have rehearsed, dreaded and postponed œThe Conversation. But when their boys become teenagers, parents must decide how to handle discussions about race. In this short film originally published by The New York Times Op-Docs, parents reveal their struggles with telling their black sons that they may be targets of racial profiling by the police.

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Film Credits —

  • Geeta Gandbhir Geeta Gandbhir
  • Blair Foster Blair Foster