The Talk: Race in America

The conversation parents have with their children reveals the state of race relations.


About The Talk: Race in America

This two-hour documentary is about 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. This program originally aired in 2017.


  • South Carolina police on losing officers in the line of fire

  • The Talk - Race in America: Promo

  • How Charles Blow felt after his son was stopped by police

  • How John Singleton's 3-year-old son reacted to the police

  • Kenya Barris shares "the talk" his mother gave him as a kid

  • Kenya Barris talks to his young son about protests and anger

  • Christian Reyes on learning about his own prejudice

  • Deputy Carey Roberts finishes her training

  • How one parent talks to his biracial kids about race

  • How studying history can lead to understanding

  • How we limit ourselves when we think about race as binary

  • It's never to early to talk to your kids about race