There’s a fear that’s been placed in the hearts of most parents of color because of Trayvon Martin’s recent death at the hands of a self-appointed neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman. And Zimmerman’s protection from arrest as a result of the “Stand Your Ground Law” makes “The Talk” more of a pressing issue.
Most urban culture is familiar with “The Talk.” It’s the chat your parents have with you at a young age in regards to how to handle interactions with the police without getting hurt, arrested or even worse, killed. I personally had no idea that there was a reverse version of “The Talk–” a conversation that white parents have with their kids about…well, black people.
The columnist, John Derbyshire has since been fired from the National Review because of his post/letter to his kid about “The Talk.” Check out some of his stand-out points below and read the entire list here.
Derbyshire ended his post by making a disclaimer, saying, “You don’t have to follow my version of the talk point for point; but if you are white or Asian and have kids, you owe it to them to give them some version of the talk. It will save them a lot of time and trouble spent figuring things out for themselves. It may save their lives.
Is he serious? What do you think of the reverse talk that Derbyshire thinks most white and Asian parents need to give to their kids? Let’s discuss on Twitter @Rhapsodani.