Uncomfortable conversations with a black man

Emmanuel Acho

Book - 2020

"In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask--yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and "reverse racism." In his own words, he provides a space of compassion an...d understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader's curiosity--but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight." -- Provided by publisher.

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Published
New York : Flatiron Books 2020.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
"An Oprah book"--Title page.
Physical Description
viii, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781250800466
1250800463
Main Author
Emmanuel Acho (author)
  • Part I: You and me
  • The name game: Black or African American?
  • What do you see when you see me?: implicit bias
  • The false start: white privilege
  • Cite your sources or drop the class: cultural appropriation
  • The mythical me: angry black men
  • Nooooope!: the n-word
  • Part II: Us and them
  • The house always wins: systemic racism
  • Shifting the narrative: reverse racism
  • The fix: who's governing the government
  • Thug life: justice for some
  • Picking up the pieces: the Black family struggle
  • Part III: We
  • Love wins: the interracial family
  • Good trouble: fighting for change
  • Your presence is requested: how to be an ally
  • Breaking the huddle: how to end racism.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask--yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-heartedgenerosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and 'reverse racism.' In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader's curiosity--but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”“You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. “There is a fix,” Acho says. “But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations.”In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask—yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader’s curiosity—but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight.