We need to have a conversation about race.

Before we get into it, there are a few things you need to watch or read first:

  1. In Alpharetta, Georgia, a 65-year-old African-American woman was forcibly removed from her car by the police during a traffic stop.
  2. Nordstrom rack employees in Brentwood, Missouri called the police on three African-American teens who were shopping for prom.
  3. In Southern California, an off-duty police officer pulled his gun on a customer who’d just made a purchase.
  4. An African-American graduate student at Yale was napping in a common area when a white student called the police on her.
  5. In Oakland, California, a white woman called the police on an African-American family for barbecuing at the park.
  6. A woman called the police when African-American Airbnb guests didn’t wave at her.
  7. A ‘Counter-Semitic’ candidate is running as a candidate in the California Senate race.
  8. Two African-American men were arrested while waiting at Starbucks… FOR waiting at Starbucks.
  9. An African-American teenager was shot at when he got lost on the way to school and went to ask a neighbor for directions.
  10. Sympathy for the white Austin bomber stirs debate about race.
  11. Police killed an unarmed African-American man, shooting him 20 times, because they thought his CELL PHONE was a gun.
  12. The Waffle House shooting shines light on white privilege.
  13. Hackers interfered with a NASA competition to keep three African-American girls from winning.

Then, read these:

  1. African-Americans were enslaved well into the 1960s.
  2. African-American activist jailed for Facebook posts.

Posts About Race:

Should you talk to your children about patriotism? (Happy Independence Day) 
We need to have a conversation about race: Come at me, bro 
Perspectives on Race #11: Huy, From Houston 
What we can do to fight against the separation of immigrant families
Why we celebrate Juneteenth
Should you talk to your children about how we treat immigrants? (On Sessions, 45, I am a man & Ain’t I a woman?)
Perspectives on Race: From Trinidad to Serbia
Perspectives on Race #10: Irene in San Jose, “Just Don’t Marry One”
Perspectives on Race #9: Puerto-Rican & Pentecostal
Perspectives on Race #8: Kat, from Serbia
Top 10 ways understanding racism is like receiving a bad health prognosis
Perspectives on Race #7: Vern from New Jersey, “Just my thoughts”
Perspectives on Race #6: James, from Trinidad
Perspectives on Race #5: White like me
Perspectives on Race #4: Cat, on checking both boxes
Perspectives on Race #3: Anonymous in Maryland
Perspectives on Race #2: Jamie, from the Midwest
Perspectives on Race #1
We need to have a conversation about race. Even if the conversation is futile (Part 3 of 6).
We need to have a conversation about race: Ain’t Gone Hurt Nobody (Part 2 of 6).
We need to have a conversation about race: Here, I’ll go first (Part 1 of 6).
Tuck Fexas (You should talk to your children about race)
Should you talk to your children about race?
You don’t get to decide (black on both sides)
Black on both sides
What color is your parachute: part 2
What color is your parachute?
Family & Safety Preparedness Resources (for undocumented immigrants)
Other People’s Children: Alternative Facts
Tokens, Tims, & Tatts: I Get Out
On Groceries, Racism, and Relationships: I’m not making two trips
Why so proudly we hailed: deeply rooted
What so proudly we hailed: love is a battlefield