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Why Calls For Racial Dialogue So Rarely Lead To It

Gov. Northam has made a call for racial dialogue after his yearbook photo controversy, but these conversations are hard to have productively.

In Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam's press conference this weekend, regarding a racist photo from his yearbook, he said that he hoped the uproar over his yearbook photo would present an opportunity.

An opportunity for productive dialogue where we could address the difficult issues that "contribute to the greater racism and discrimination that defines so much of our history."

Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch sat down with to discuss why calls for these conversations are so

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