Uncomfortable conversations with a black man

Emmanuel Acho

eAudio - 2020

This program is read by the author, and includes a bonus conversation. An 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 o...rder 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 listener's curiosity-but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

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Published
[United States] : Macmillan Audio 2020.
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 26 min.)) : digital
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781250800541
1250800544
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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Emmanuel Acho (-)
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Review by Booklist Reviews

Tormented about American racial tension, division, and a lack of respect for Black humanity, former NFL linebacker and sports analyst Acho turned his emotion into an action. He created the YouTube channel Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, a safe space to ask questions about racism and Black America and engage in respectful two-way dialog. Acho's gregariously pragmatic delivery educates with clarity and makes the book come alive. He begins by reading a participant's question from his video show, then he breaks down each question, references historical facts with picturesque analogies, and offers an invitation to "get uncomfortable" while examining the answers. Each chapter ends with takeaways as he shares solutions, truths, and resources to "talk it and walk it." The prose is not designed to eliminate all biases but to evolve our thinking. At a mere four hours, these enriching and informative chapters go by quickly. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Acho’s gregariously pragmatic delivery educates with clarity and makes the book come alive." -- Booklist"Narrated by the author, this audio program feels like an evening with a good friend who doesn't shy away from awkward questions.... A personal interview with his editor, great production standards, and his personality make this an accessible listen. Listeners may become uncomfortable but will want to keep listening." - AudioFile Magazine on Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black ManThis program is read by the author, and includes a bonus conversation.An 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 listener’s curiosity—but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books