Racism Is Real. The 'Conversation' Isn't.

We never got that conversation on race. We probably never will. 
He doesn't look very talkative.

The shooting and subsequent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, like the killing of Trayvon Martin or countless incidents before it, will not produce a "national conversation" on race. If Americans can elect a black man president without ever having such a conversation -- we've done so twice -- we're not about to have one over the umpteenth violent death of a young lower-class black male.

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