In President Obama’s important talk to the nation today (July 19th) about the Trayvon Martin case and race relations in America, he made a large point that, he felt, a national discussion about race is necessary — not convened by politicians, but at the local level and within religious congregations, community organizations, and possibly even the workplace.

Is there a place for such a discussion in the workplace?

Please consider this question thoughtfully and considerately and let us know.