“In these very strange, chaotic, and exhausting times I find myself seeking people who inspire hope. My husband’s friend shared this link to “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” which I found to be very good in helping me feel hopeful. The young black man offers a safe space for dialogue where he answers the various questions that white people ask. He seeks to inform in order to promote understanding. As a historian and educator, I believe this young man’s personable method of providing a way to open up understanding about our nation’s far too long history of racism and its painful consequences on the life experiences of black Americans is well done. He is civil, concise, and compassionate. I look forward to his next conversation. I thought you might appreciate it, too.”
by Shawn Gilbert, LWVDV
Emmanuel Acho sits down to have an “uncomfortable conversation” with white America, in order to educate and inform on racism, system racism, social injustice, rioting & the hurt African Americans are feeling today. Acho is a former linebacker who played in the National Football League and is currently working as an analyst for Fox Sports 1.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Episode 1
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Episode 2 (with Matthew McConaughey)