Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
Let’s talk my friends.
Emmanuel Acho believes the only way to cure our nation’s oldest disease–racism–starts with a profound, revolutionary idea: actually talking to one another. No, seriously. Until it gets uncomfortable… and then some.
In Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Acho connects his own experience with race and racism–including his majority-white prep school education juxtaposed with hos time in majority-black NFL locker rooms–with the lessons of history, culture, and the wisdom of other black voices. The result is an essential guide to the conversations we should all be having to increase our understanding and join the anti-racist fight.
Nothing is off the table. Want to know exactly why it’s not okay for white people to use the N-word? Whether you should teach your kids to “see color”? Whether “reverse racism” exists? Why white privilege isn’t just for the wealthy? What it really means to be an ally? Acho addresses these and many more questions with the same openness and vulnerability he asks of the reader.
Filled with honest reflections and actionable conclusions, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand and eradicate racism. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” It’s time to listen, learn, and speak.
Author: Emmanuel Acho