Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, is a safe place to have the uncomfortable conversations about race that many people have never been able to have. But enough is enough - I want to remove the barriers for why we’ve never had these conversations. I want to provide a free space for curious white people to answer the questions they’ve always had but have been too nervous to ask. Like, “How can I have white privilege if I’m not wealthy?” or “is racial profiling ok if black people tend to commit more crimes” and my personal favorite from a 19-year-old girl from rural Alabama named Amy who asked, “if black people can say the ‘N’ word, why can’t I?” And many, many more.



  1. The Pope Of White Trash

    The Pope Of White Trash

    19 секундын өмнө

    These officers are terrified of possibly saying the wrong thing . Their conformity is beyond a truthful conversation

  2. Alter


    31 минутын өмнө

    If anyone can answer that, then it would be a war president who has countless innocents on his conscience ...

  3. Eric Goldstein

    Eric Goldstein

    40 минутын өмнө

    amazing how people look to the person most responsible for leading to the unrest in race relations for advise.

  4. Your Brother Mike

    Your Brother Mike

    Цагийн өмнө

    No silver bullet for ignorance/racism, but BLM sure knows how to monetize it lol

  5. Joe Rodriguez

    Joe Rodriguez

    2 цагийн өмнө

    Haha!!!! He’s so FULL OF IT!!! It’s all about black folk, NOT about people of color.... ultimately black is right and everything else is not, not Hispanic, not white, not Asian. He paints it in a nice veneer of “tolerance” but essentially he’s saying that their position is correct and sure “ don’t hate them if they’re wrong”.... but they’re wrong. He’s essentially saying their way is the only way..... god they continue to be the ideology of intolerance..... 🤦🏽‍♂️ It’s simple, MLK knew it 60 years ago, judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin..... It’s not rocket science people. Oh, and we have to realize, as a collective community, both locally, statewide, nationally, AND even globally, those that most talk about race are the racist themselves....

  6. Chris Spaight

    Chris Spaight

    2 цагийн өмнө

    Hi Emmanuel, love this video. My 2 cents, for whatever they're worth as a white person... There's a phrase that's usually applied to disability and/or mental illness that I recently feel we need to apply to racism as well. "It's not your fault, but it is your responsibility." It's not my fault systemic racism and the inherent bias that Obama was talking about exist and are part of the world I grew up in. But it is my responsibility to be receptive to being corrected when I fall into those traps and to do better going forward. I think a big part of ending racism would be to get all of us (white people) to understand that when someone calls us on our ignorance they aren't always saying it's our fault. (As Obama mentioned.... sometimes there is that assumption, and I agree that we need to watch out for that as well.) The fact is you can't change people's minds with anger and shame. Only love can create love. Only compassion can create compassion. If we can get past this attack mode somehow (both people attacking before teaching AND people assuming those trying to teach are attacking) we will get much farther in ending racism.

  7. leif nielson

    leif nielson

    2 цагийн өмнө

    Race bait!!

  8. Beverly Hilliard

    Beverly Hilliard

    3 цагийн өмнө

    I agree a 99% "...the statement about being open by giving people the benefit of the doubt..." yes, I do believe that being open by hearing ones thoughts, opinions, and or what thoughts are based on with some facts. Thus is truly a part in understanding to get along with each other people with diversity. However, it is dangerous for people to give other people 'the benefit of the doubt'. Giving people the benefit of the doubt usually is a sign of warning for people to realize it is not to their interest or benefit. Referring to what was written in the book, The Life code by Dr. Phil. Maybe(?) give a person 'A Reasonable Doubt' while we are being open to understand them vice-versa them understanding us too. This applies to all subjects of diversity not just racism.

  9. Elle Velin

    Elle Velin

    5 цагийн өмнө

    Dear Emmanuel, you are not only being racist against white people but you are also giving irresponsible fathers an excuse for not taking care of their kids and family. No white people come knock on your door and tell you to hit the road and leave your kids. Grow up and take responsibility. Second: Braids have nothing to do with black culture- they originated in Egypt.

  10. Gilbert Campbell

    Gilbert Campbell

    6 цагийн өмнө

    Remember when question before being elected as President. A question was asked if you lose the election would it be because of race he said NO. After leaving office he started on about how people are racist. But as he said before elected he would not lose because of race.

  11. Matt Bowser

    Matt Bowser

    7 цагийн өмнө

    I saw this as a constructive, open discussion about common biases and an attempt to understand them through individuals actually living through it. I think that’s pretty cool. Honest conversations will always bring up issues people take offense to. But the point is to listen and understand, not to highlight the focus on the negative

  12. Pietje Puk

    Pietje Puk

    7 цагийн өмнө

    It's very difficult to be part of the discussion of racism as a white person who is not a racist when some people are saying white people are racist and thus calling you a racist by default because of the color of your skin. Instead of using terms as "white folks" and saying they do this thing or that thing, call those individuals out by their name, not their entire race of billion(s) of people.

    • BossLadii71


      Цагийн өмнө

      Now you can understand how us Black people feel, we go through this everyday.. Walking in a store being followed because of the color of your skin, why because they "Assume" you don't have any money and you're there to steal, not knowing anything about you But Because Of The Color Of Your Skin. No, It Doesn't Feel Good Being Lumped Into A Group By What's On The Outside, Instead Of Being Judge On The Character Of The Inside (Your Heart)

  13. ACE torres

    ACE torres

    8 цагийн өмнө

    BLM are criminals

  14. NewWorld 2020

    NewWorld 2020

    8 цагийн өмнө

    much hated group one said many years ago that as a result of interracial relationships the population of Caucasians would decrease.

  15. Travis Gustave

    Travis Gustave

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Why are you asking him

  16. Nico The Bay Clout Champion

    Nico The Bay Clout Champion

    10 цагийн өмнө

    I wish he spoke like this as president

  17. morgan jones

    morgan jones

    11 цагийн өмнө

    Opinion: It's important to not let fear or the presumption that there are white people out their to hurt you stop you from chasing dreams or treating others any differently/white ppl/or of other race, out of paranoid presumption that other white ppl white hurt you. I think that is important. Most white people support BLM, or support/friends/ black people than those who dont. There are more crimes of one race killing someone of the same race then, for example, white on black crime. Ppl can come after me, but it's important to know that. I don't deny there are white people, sometiems officers, who would hurt black people, and it can be dangerous. I think it's important to be careful with it tho, to make the world seem as though black people are being killed by white people in the masses every day when they arent. That can be mentally damaging. (I'm independent not liberal or conservative). Great discussion even if I don't agree with everything. Stay strong.

  18. Gabrielle Desouter

    Gabrielle Desouter

    11 цагийн өмнө

    Good answer Barak Obama!

  19. adam jam

    adam jam

    11 цагийн өмнө

    Bunch of crap you have the bully pulpit and you are using it we don't hold ourselves accountable let's start there

  20. Fitness Guru

    Fitness Guru

    12 цагийн өмнө

    There is no cure for so-called racism. It's existed since mankind, just as Lions are against Hyenas. People need to keep it moving, keep their own house clean and stop sweating dumb s***

  21. Kimberly Allen

    Kimberly Allen

    12 цагийн өмнө

    I think if you just look at people as people and not as a color is think that is when I hope it would stop. My son is Spanish and white he has problems he's either not Mexican enough or not white enough. I just wish people would see color just the person in front of them because we all bleed red

  22. Stargazer H

    Stargazer H

    13 цагийн өмнө

    These cops need to speak the fuck up and be blunt with Acho...acho is a fool

  23. Chris Kavanagh

    Chris Kavanagh

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Barack Obama did more to damage race relations than anyone I can think of in the last 50 yrs. Spare me the "cure racism" crap. If Obama cared about black Americans, he would've helped Chicago's killing fields of young black men. If he cared, he wouldn't back the woke nonsense of "White Fragility" and other such garbage. He's perfectly fine with teaching little white kids they were "born racist." And he's fine with teaching black children they were "born Victims."

  24. Stargazer H

    Stargazer H

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Bull shit dude ...a lot of idiots act like cops lives don’t matter

  25. Stargazer H

    Stargazer H

    13 цагийн өмнө

    You are full of shit on the doctor’s analogy

  26. Stargazer H

    Stargazer H

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Hey mr arrogant!! Jacob Blake shooting was not RACIST and was fully justified! How many black people have white people over for dinner? You are a brain washed individual

  27. Mazdemy


    13 цагийн өмнө

    cure to racism ... you can find some insights from the autobiography of Malcolm X

  28. They so, fake woke

    They so, fake woke

    13 цагийн өмнө

    I dont need to be lectured on racism by a sociopath who slaughtered innocent women and children of color in the middle east and Africa

  29. Jenna Hyser

    Jenna Hyser

    14 цагийн өмнө

    No ones going to understand 100%, he can’t understand you being black just as he can’t understand being a woman but that doesn’t mean you would have a better relationship with a black woman.

  30. Christopher Blond

    Christopher Blond

    14 цагийн өмнө

    T.A.L.K T- Time will take time. A- Acceptance to educate self L- Learning Other Cultures K- Kindness to fellow humans

  31. Jenna Hyser

    Jenna Hyser

    14 цагийн өмнө

    When people say their kids are color blind they obviously don’t mean they don’t see color.

  32. Jenna Hyser

    Jenna Hyser

    14 цагийн өмнө

    I agree that it blows up when you see a police officer playing a sport with a child because it’s crazy to see.

  33. Jeep Wrangler

    Jeep Wrangler

    14 цагийн өмнө

    Stop talking about race. Problem solved. Black people whine about shit that happened years ago. Move on, nobody cares if you're black

  34. Jeep Wrangler

    Jeep Wrangler

    14 цагийн өмнө

    Alright Alright Alright, why am I stuck here with a black guy

  35. MissBrendaLee Gertman

    MissBrendaLee Gertman

    14 цагийн өмнө


  36. Life's a potato

    Life's a potato

    15 цагийн өмнө

    martin luther king jr once said, “ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” and, “I have a dream... one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”

  37. Life's a potato

    Life's a potato

    15 цагийн өмнө

    God is good!!

  38. mclab100


    15 цагийн өмнө

    It so funny let's cure racism by talking about it, set up a panel on it, study it, write some more books on it, etc. - that's all. Then election time after we have done nothing to make sure it's not in place; let's hang it around the necks of our opponents. What? You are going to mess with someone's pocketbook or their calling card or their baseless mike drop moment - You are racists!

  39. a simple man

    a simple man

    15 цагийн өмнө

    These are new conversations and even the host might learn about his biases in this video. Dont stone him. The fact these conversations are happening is a great thing.

  40. kaena watson

    kaena watson

    16 цагийн өмнө

    i started crying when story started crying

  41. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon

    16 цагийн өмнө

    please hear me out? i think Barack Obama has the outline of the silver bullet to end racism. he mentions how people have an almost hardwired tribal, other kind of person reaction & how many generations since cavewomen have people made effort to be from "civilized" to actually be not racist? i don't think we started yet. i came across non violent communication education that asks how would you feel if you were hit from behind while walking? confused? scared? angry? then you turn and see an old man holding his left arm in pain struggling(heart attack). do you feel angry? do you feel scared? were the RULES? of your feelings at 1st wrong? Are feelings rules or are they hardwiring we can learn to hear? We need emotional education for ourselves LET ALONE our children. if we can stop being ruled by our fears or feelings and instead use them like alcohol: they can enhance life & celebration and bring up and inform about when we aren't looking at or angry with something inside. Once you can start to understand yourself and live with yourself you can stop blaming others for things you can't solve alone. Once you stop needing yourself to be more or to accept something is only perfect when you let it be what it is without asking it to be different. Racism can only die when all individuals have the common knowledge of self respect, self love, and willingness to allow others to be who they are

  42. M1ke J

    M1ke J

    16 цагийн өмнө

    The problem here is that this room is full of the 30 good cops in America, the other thousands upon thousands of bad cops are out on the streets abusing citizens while these people sit there and talk.

  43. Ben Foster

    Ben Foster

    17 цагийн өмнө

    Scripted cut up leftist bull shit.

  44. Marty Mcfly

    Marty Mcfly

    19 цагийн өмнө

    be an ally you're the problem wtf

  45. Marie Jean-Louis

    Marie Jean-Louis

    19 цагийн өмнө

    Addressing inequalities in housing education and health care towards African Americans will assist in curing racism

  46. Bohlale Okesokun

    Bohlale Okesokun

    19 цагийн өмнө


  47. max2082


    19 цагийн өмнө

    I don't mean to be Matthew McConaughey's hype man but Free State of Jones is a movie worth checking out.

  48. bastiat6865


    20 цагийн өмнө

    Kill the silly background music. This is not hollywood. Real life doesn't have music to emphasize emotion. As well, no emotion needs to be emphasized. It's distracting.

  49. HCEndgame


    20 цагийн өмнө

    All this is such fraff

  50. Juliane Rybicki

    Juliane Rybicki

    20 цагийн өмнө

    I miss him..and the family SOOOOOOO much

  51. Unicorn Tears

    Unicorn Tears

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Why are your videos so short?

  52. Maya Mattie

    Maya Mattie

    20 цагийн өмнө

    FEAR NOT...We all (people) should understand that learning from history is not a personal attack. It is stating facts, righting injustices (without attaching blame), and moving to equality for all. Love to both of you handsome and intelligent gentlemen.

  53. Jo Po

    Jo Po

    21 цагийн өмнө

    "Proximity breeds care. Distance breeds fear." Yep - that’s why we shouldn’t take cops out of schools.

  54. Elaine Berg

    Elaine Berg

    21 цагийн өмнө

    We are a nation if immigrates. Racism has been around since the time populations became big enough to interact. Why white peoples feel superior to others with different skin is the real question. I know that every race in the world has made great contributions for the furtherance of the human race. I really feel most of the racism stems from the English and German influence. England conquered and subjugated many countries. They were heavy handed on how inferior they felt the native people of each country were. It did not matter that these countries had great civilizations, the English were superior because they felt they were more civilized and educated than the natives. And you wonder why there is racism. It is learned behavior from centuries of the subjugation of the native populations of countries over taken by the greed and selfishness of their conquerors. To fight this is going to take educating our young children about the different people in the world and why we are equal. Everyone has a chance at education, let’s use this path to put the nails in the coffin on racism. If we look only at differences and not similarities, we will never overcome racism. Like the saying goes, “Color is only skin deep, ignorance is clear to the bone”.

  55. Amani Abdelsalam

    Amani Abdelsalam

    22 цагийн өмнө

    I don’t wanna hear Obama talk about how to cure racism. That man has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and so many countries. He has blood on his hands. I hate how people glorify him so much. I don’t think people should be enamored by him just because he is Black. People of all races can be evil, and he has demonstrated this very well. I would never put someone on a pedestal if they were of the same race as me but committed heinous human rights abuses. He is no better than any of our other corrupt presidents. Wake up, people. Do your research. www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-01-17/obamas-covert-drone-war-in-numbers-ten-times-more-strikes-than-bush

  56. Marie Zentgraf

    Marie Zentgraf

    22 цагийн өмнө

    The most admired man on the planet, the best president this country has had.EVER.

  57. rhysqqq


    23 цагийн өмнө

    It's not that cancer is a problem, it's that covid is killing people? Um.... this is the crux of the error. They both matter. They both kill. And whichever skin color the person has who dies, their mamma will cry.

  58. C


    23 цагийн өмнө

    We need American culture, not any color of culture, American culture. That is how we heal the divide. Don't continue the divide.

  59. noneya buisness

    noneya buisness

    23 цагийн өмнө

    Racism is on life support, this is the worst smoke screen I've seen in my life ,a 2 time elected black president 🥴 humans are not hardwired they are taught. Such a joke . When will poc tackle the b o b crime . Why can't u tell me why poc attack others cultures at alarming rates 3 to 1 b on w crime. I'll wait racist

  60. Çŏsa ŊosŧЯǺ

    Çŏsa ŊosŧЯǺ

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This interview isn't accurate. The cops would hardly have a negative interaction with this guy. It would be more accurate and faithful to the realworld cop-black interaction to have the interview with a poorly spoken, indignant, jeans-down-to-his-ass punk with a rap sheet.

  61. D.A.X 185

    D.A.X 185

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The music distracts from the message. Perhaps lower the volume in the background?

  62. Sharon Kay Snowton

    Sharon Kay Snowton

    Өдрийн өмнө

    How to cure racism? Making sure children understand their histories, and that we all are family- one family- the human family. We are all part of the human race, and like chocolate candies we come in all colors and flavors. In all of history, people, all people have attached to their "group" which is fine, but appreciate other groups as we all bring something different/ a different flavor to the foods on the table. Thank you Emmanuel.

  63. Mike Zarka

    Mike Zarka

    Өдрийн өмнө

    We need to abolish private prisons and the war on drugs. That will instantly help relations between the police and their communities

  64. S D

    S D

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Learn to love so as not to fear and hate. Be open not defensive. There is simplicity in truths. It seems like interracial people, and peoples in interracial relationships/family structures can share a special sentiment regarding racism. The conversation always feels different in tone speaking to peoples who have seen through the veil of fear and hate. It is fundamentally hard to hate or fear difference when you and/or your spouse, child, in-laws, nephews/nieces -your family- are of different races. If there was a silver bullet it would be love. Hate will never make US great.

  65. Peter Burns

    Peter Burns

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The problem is if a black man is killed by a white person it's always talked about he was killed by all white people we have the stop demonizing a whole race for what one person does

  66. sulu


    Өдрийн өмнө

    2:25 I don't agree with Emmanuel on this ("You have to acknowledge that you'll see a black man and for whatever reason, you will view them more of a threat than you will a white man") . This is not about race, but about how people hold themselves, what they wear, and of course body language. Even as a guy myself, when I see someone wearing a hoodie, or an aggressive face, I tend to keep on the other side of the street. Whereas, a person wearing a suit, walking upright, open body language - that doesn't pose a threat.

  67. A M

    A M

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Why would either this man, Emmanuel, or Obama(D) want to cure racism? That's how they are making their money...

  68. AuthorJunkie


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Thanks for doing this 🙏🏼

  69. Destroy The Victim

    Destroy The Victim

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Obama doesn't know wtf he is talking about honest to god. If he truly wanted to help black people he would've invested and pushed to imrpove education in black communities more and to undo the wrong doings that blacks have faced since the creation of this country. Instead he focused most of his time and energy into helping the LGBTQ community, which there's nothing wrong with that at all but he does not know how to fix racism, hell in the video he can barely define what it is he confused racism with prejudice.

  70. Jon Heneghan

    Jon Heneghan

    Өдрийн өмнө

    ren·e·gade /ˈrenəˌɡād/ Learn to pronounce noun a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles

  71. Agenorwot Charity

    Agenorwot Charity

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Wow Emmanuel for this conversations it's the only way to go.

  72. Sergio Ortiz

    Sergio Ortiz

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This guy knows what’s up because BLM doesn’t.

  73. Andi


    Өдрийн өмнө

    God I miss him so much

  74. BBBT


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Matt is seriously a legend!

  75. t b

    t b

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Great! Now we don't need to talk about race for 30 to 40 years.....eye roll simple acho

  76. Happy Chan

    Happy Chan

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Emmanuel Just wanna tell you you have a huge fan here in shanghai.

  77. Brian Gorman

    Brian Gorman

    Өдрийн өмнө

    i appreciate what they're trying to do here, but *in my opinion* a lot of this is misguided and follows very debatable thought leadership from academia. if you are interested in truly substantive and challenging conversations about race, look up Coleman Hughes, Glenn Loury, and Bret Weinstein. white allergies lol.

  78. Squest s

    Squest s

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I don't care what Obama has to say. He had 8 years to make a difference and he did very little. Start with America needs to pay what it owns to ADOS. And stop including POC discrimination with the brutal oppression and exclusion of wealth building of ADOS. The contribution of ADOS to this get land is far greater than most while ADOS benefits from our republic the least. Obama why didn't you stop black history month and mandate all schools just teach the truth 12 months out of the years. It not that had. Ex. why not tell our children that civil war was being lost until the black troops were allowed to fight. Black troops saved the UNION but this country betrayed them and gave land, control and black bodies to traitors. How about start with that. Acho go teach Nigerian history you and Obama have no right to speak for ADOS.

  79. David Machemer

    David Machemer

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I voted for Obama and have great respect for him, but I can tell he was raised by a white person. He still makes essentially a white person's argument. Racism in America is primarily about economics and power, and our systems were designed to maintain racial hierarchies. Individual Improvement will not change that dominant aspect.

  80. Kudana Vadmont

    Kudana Vadmont

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    I must be learning a lot. Because I can't get along with anyone. No one is like me. I can have conversations with everyone and anyone about anything. But when the uncomfortable stuff comes out, they run. Every. Damn. Time.