PBS NewsHour

What happens when I try to talk race with white people

Clip: 12/01/2017 | 3m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

You can choose not to see the sky, but it exists. That’s how Renni Eddo-Lodge responds when somebody tells her they don’t see race. Trying to raise the topic in white-dominated social circles often led her to an immediate shutdown, one that might spring from others’ fear of being wrong, she says. Eddo-Lodge offers her Brief but Spectacular take on talking to white people about race.

Aired: 12/01/17

Rating: NR

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