POV

A Conversation With My Black Son

Season 30 Episode 22 | 5m

For generations, parents of black boys across the U.S. have rehearsed, dreaded and postponed “The 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.

Aired: 02/12/18

Expired: 02/28/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Bertha Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, with special support from The Fledgling Fund.