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, National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyncote Foundation. Additional funding comes from The John S. and James Knight Foundation, Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, Reva & David Logan Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Chicago Media Project, Lefkofsky Family Foundation, Sage Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.