The Talk: how to de-escalate a situation, for young people of color
July 15, 2013 7:41 AM Subscribe
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"It's a lesson that many of us got from out folks at some point, often before we got that other uncomfortable parent-child conversation about the birds and the bees.
Don't move suddenly. Answer questions clearly, and with yes, sir and no, sir. Don't raise your voice. If you're handcuffed, don't say anything until we [your parents] get there. The details differed depending on where you lived and your parents' particular concerns, but the point was for us to get through any encounter with the police without incident.
NPR recently ran a series of pieces on what parents tell their children, especially in families of color.