Parents, educators, experts talk to kids on race amid unrest
June 4, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have "the talk" with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement.
But she never dreamed it would be necessary at 5 years old.
"I thought the cops were supposed to help us? Are they only helpful to white people?" he asked after taking in TV coverage of protests and overhearing his parents discuss the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
Dunbar explained to her eldest child: "Some people have a hard time understa...