Rodney King and America's Stalled Conversation About Race

King would've wanted us to have better discussions about prejudice in this country.

Sunday afternoon a 20-something white guy in a Ramones t-shirt standing in front of me in line at my local coffee shop remarked to the young white woman he was with, "Hey, did you hear Rodney King died?" She didn’t look up from her iPhone as she replied, "Who's Rodney King?"

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