Ever since President Obama gave his speech on Trayvon Martin and race, I’m been hearing pundit after pundit wax poetic about how now is the time to have ‘a serious conversation‘ on race…’
My question is..’What does that mean?’ Seriously, what does that serious conversation look like and who does it involve?
Do we have some sort of nationally televised panel discussion or is it Hearings on Capitol Hill?
Do we have a C-Span-like version of Tavis Smiley‘s now defunct State of the Black Union? and if so what do we talk about? Racial profiling? Affirmative Action? Attacks on President Obama? Who’s on the panel? Al Sharpton? Tavis? 50 Cent?
Does this serious discussion only involve Black folks, Are we including Asians, Latinos, Native Americans? Do we need to have a conversation on race with Blacks and Latinos? Asians and Whites? Arabs and Latinos? Arabs…
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