Constructing a Conversation on Race

The article proposes a direction in which racial conversation should be constructed since the Michael Brown incident.

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The killing of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, by a police officer, 

Darren Wilson, and the protests that have followed have brought about calls for the much-ballyhooed — or bemoaned, depending on your perspective — conversation about race.

I wish these calls were not so episodic and tied to tragedies. I also wish this call for a conversation wasn’t tied to protests. Protests have life cycles. They explode into existence, but they all eventually die. They build like pressure in the volcano until they erupt. Then there is quiet until the next eruption. The cycle is untenable and nearly devoid of aim and the possibility of resolution. Read more...