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.

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  1. Twilight Imperial

    Twilight Imperial

    5 цагийн өмнө

    Kind of a missed opportunity to bring on a PD from low-crime Petaluma, CA - why not sit down with the cops from major cities? Also I felt this guy's points were vague, cliché, tonally preachy, and self-congratulatory at the end.

  2. Its Me Dawg

    Its Me Dawg

    6 цагийн өмнө

    If that was his father with Mrs Loretta King then he should have had the courage earlier to do the right thing by the NFL players. He should have known better. However, better late than never. It was not cool back then I guess, when u had all powerful Donald Trump breathing hate down your throat.

  3. Dennis Higgins

    Dennis Higgins

    6 цагийн өмнө

    Just started watching. I hope Emmanuel doesn't fall into the view that White racism is a "moral" problem, and that White racists are "bad" people. That view keeps White racism suppressed but alive. You have all these racists walking around "being nice."

  4. Venomous moose

    Venomous moose

    6 цагийн өмнө

    Hell, growing up we had Officer Joe in the hood. He would ride through and speak to all. He garnered big respect from everyone.

  5. Dennis Higgins

    Dennis Higgins

    6 цагийн өмнө

    I would love to see a play or a movie showing different people undertaking this same basic attempt at dialog at various points in US history from the beginning of slavery to today. The reactions of the White listeners would be priceless, and the determination of the Black speakers would have a cumulative, powerful effect. If you're in a pessimistic mood, you could even extend these vignettes into the future!

  6. Dennis Higgins

    Dennis Higgins

    7 цагийн өмнө

    One thing both Black and White people need to keep in mind is, even though Black people are the daily recipients of White racism, they see only the outward behavior of the racist and have to INFER what the racist is thinking and feeling. Only the racist him or herself really understands racism. So when a Black person talks about White racism (as Emmanuel here is doing), he's telling you as best he can what it looks like from his perspective as a recipient of it. He can't, like a good friend, whisper in your ear and tell you what you're thinking/feeling wrong as someone who harbors racial prejudice. He doesn't know you that well. You're a mystery to him just as he is to you. If, as a White person, you think that's what he's doing, he won't be convincing. Just keep that in mind as he's describing his experience to you.

  7. Its Me Dawg

    Its Me Dawg

    7 цагийн өмнө

    This is a good start, but needs to be redone . There needs to be Black-men in the room and some officers who are not afraid to speak their minds.

  8. Achmed the Dead Terrorist

    Achmed the Dead Terrorist

    7 цагийн өмнө

    I didnt see a single black cop. I night just be blind, but why is it whenever police are portrayed by most media sources, they are always ALL WHITE. Where are the black cops at? They exist too. For a woke channel that's kind of a weird thing to leave out. How do they feel? I'm sure they have equally important input.

  9. clay c

    clay c

    8 цагийн өмнө

    Im a white Mexican and I would be scared being around so many cops. Them standing around outside gave me anxiety

  10. HK-1

    HK-1

    8 цагийн өмнө

    I find this conversation SO UPLIFTING let's continue this OPEN DIALOGUE😀 👮 WOO WOO!

  11. DS Construction Interior Design

    DS Construction Interior Design

    8 цагийн өмнө

    This was a good conversation

  12. Tev J

    Tev J

    8 цагийн өмнө

    From the VICE News Vault: Meet the botanists who are scaling cliffs to save endangered plants. - mnmore.info/bin/video/ZnGz1dRsb4rbq84

  13. Vienna Day

    Vienna Day

    9 цагийн өмнө

    This "absent black father" idea is false anyways and the CDC has a study that proves it. Even when black families are broken, black fathers were found to be the most involved in their child's upbringing in spite of their family status. www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/05/the-cdc-has-debunked-the-absent-black-father-myth

  14. Berry Wilson

    Berry Wilson

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Bro your perspective speaks volumes for black people....I love your channel, keep putting out your content......✊🏾💯

  15. DukeManeShawty

    DukeManeShawty

    10 цагийн өмнө

    I dont like and subscribe often but you earned mine today ✊🏾 Great input on both sides

  16. bridget leiva

    bridget leiva

    10 цагийн өмнө

    Just discovered your channel and happy I did. 😊 ty

  17. Muse Amore

    Muse Amore

    10 цагийн өмнө

    For mental health calls they need to have rubber bullets or better foam to take down the patient until professional get there.

  18. Pro Justice

    Pro Justice

    10 цагийн өмнө

    3:20 it was ONE white police officer, the other was ASIAN , the other was Latino.

  19. Sharon Hewitt

    Sharon Hewitt

    10 цагийн өмнө

    I am not against inter racial relationships, but when rich black men marry white women and it is statistically improbable - the odds are not good. It should make one think, that is what i mean. It is unlikely that it is soley to do with love... Whiteness is a currency. Why is it that many white people, especially owners of newspapers, certain media outlets and others do not like Megan Markle ... because she married Prince Harry.

  20. Sharon Hewitt

    Sharon Hewitt

    11 цагийн өмнө

    No one cannot choose who they love. If you love someone you love them for the content of who they are and not for the colour of their skin. However, sometimes it is not as simple as that, especially in some circumstances. I am unware of any studies done or any statistical information on why for example many rich, famous black males in particular and black women marry white people.The ratio of black rich men marrying white women is probably higher than the other way round. Ask yourself why? That surely cannot be coincidental, in all mathematicaticall probablity the odds must be very high in favour against rather than for. I suggest that other variables must be at play and a contributing factor why wealthy black men marry white women. I don't know to what degree this is as there are no statistics or research, this is an observation. I would still like to think that love conquers all and that should be enough, at least for some people, but not enough for other people. Love, then is not always enough and there are other motives at play as to why wealthy black men marry white women. In western and other societies, 'whiteness' is currency, there are benefits to be had, especially if it makes life a little easier. Lets face reality, and this is just one contributing factor among many other contributing factors. You cannot choose who you love, but you can choose who you marry.

  21. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe

    11 цагийн өмнө

    All I got for this is that this black dude is a straight-up racist. He literally admits to this a bunch of times throughout the video.

  22. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe

    11 цагийн өмнө

    Him talking about George Floyd and the trauma 90% of black people went through since they can see themselves as him is dumb. First, I see everyone as people, so if someone is unjustly killed for something (the cop who kneeled on Floyd did this to many white people as well, where are those tapes?) I'm going to feel trauma no matter the color of their skin, and be able to see myself as that person. I don't think I am any different than a black person just because of the color of my skin. What he's saying is RACIST. Secondly.... blame the media for blowing up the story. White people are killed by police officers all the time, in fact, it happens more often (let's not get into ratios) so then why aren't we talking about all of those videos? Media doesn't broadcast them because it doesn't fit their narrative. You're a slave to the media good sir. Brainwashed.

  23. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe

    11 цагийн өмнө

    Haha the cop says that he treats black people more carefully because he knows the public eyes are on him. Narrative fucking annihilated.

  24. S Grant

    S Grant

    12 цагийн өмнө

    I agree that Nick seems to really understand the nuances of this issue more than the rest. But why did Emmanuel go to Nick so often? He wasn't on the panel.

  25. June Williams

    June Williams

    12 цагийн өмнө

    I wish you had asked them if any of them live in a diverse neighborhood. I think that tells a lot about their mindset.

  26. TekniCaliSpeakin

    TekniCaliSpeakin

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Let's give a shout out to the officers for being open and honest. Coming a city with bad policing, it has taken many many years of living in a city with "good" policing to lessen the traumatic effects. Most of you guys have no idea what it feels like to get ready for college, then prepare yourself to be hunted while driving your car to campus. It's so jarring to be treated like a gang member for part of the day and then like a college student for another part. And then the kicker is, when you actually do meet a real gang member, they treat you with more respect than the cops do. But I digress, props to these officers for having an honest, open and constructive conversation. This needs to be a regular occurence.

  27. Happy Fun Time

    Happy Fun Time

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Bruh blm literally is a movement that will never go anywhere they don’t have a plan except to protest and be violent and complain until 1 police officer does something thats tragic its like their feeding off of rare tragic police cases just my opinion

  28. Lissette Cruz

    Lissette Cruz

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Watching this for the 3rd time still impacts me and makes me cry.

    • Charlie the dog

      Charlie the dog

      12 цагийн өмнө

      thats simply a lie, you are saying you cried on your 3rd go around? Why do people feel the need to exaggerate how impactful a video was on them?

  29. Anthony Broadnax

    Anthony Broadnax

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Acho, these are dope convos. I wish these convos were longer so we could get more so into the weeds of these different topics.

  30. Vince Bourgeois

    Vince Bourgeois

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Great speaker, but I have to disagree with his definition of racism. Power, privilege, and prejudice sounds more like systematic racism. Racism is simply being prejudice against another race because of their skill color. I believe he is subscribing to Spike Lee's definition, and this would make Blacks impossible to be racist. I disagree.

  31. cristian luna

    cristian luna

    13 цагийн өмнө

    I'm sorry, but I feel as if this conversation is WAY too one-sided. And I don't believe you're actually letting the police officers speak their minds on actual issues that we are dealing with. I believe if you want to have an actual back and forth debate. I recommend you not speak with police officers. And instead, reach out to someone who has dealt with police and criminals. To get an objective third-party perspective, I recommend you reach out and have a conversation with Shawn Ryan of the vigilance elite.mnmore.info/bin/video/lJ3UwLFxd6ubZ9Y. There I guarantee you will have an uncomfortable conversation with him. And you will also encounter disagreements that are well-argued and well backed.

  32. Go Muscles

    Go Muscles

    14 цагийн өмнө

    I dont know who Nick is but i think he needs to travel the country and be apart of the training of Police officers. He seemed legit. Thank you boys in blue for your services.

  33. EA MFEG

    EA MFEG

    14 цагийн өмнө

    Never met a person that claimed to be color blind.

  34. Dwayne Davis

    Dwayne Davis

    15 цагийн өмнө

    These "safe" questions are annoying! The questions that are being asked are not uncomfortable enough for me! Where's the questions about the "no snitch" code among officers that are supposedly the "good" ones? Its worse than the ones in the hood, when they are doing an investigation! There's other questions but too much to type!

  35. Joey Courteau

    Joey Courteau

    15 цагийн өмнө

    Stop playing the National Anthem at sporting events.. Problem solved. You're welcome.

  36. Joey Courteau

    Joey Courteau

    15 цагийн өмнө

    Matthew has this "uncomfortable" conversation with a black man then goes on Fox and gives an interview. When asked to state his opinion of trump what does he do he remains silent. Weak. He is a hypocrite. His Fox interview was a chance to have an uncomfortable conversation about a racist white man but he preferred to remain silent? Why? However it's perfectly ok to have a an uncomfortable conversation with a black man. How about we start having uncomfortable conversation videos with a "White man". ?

  37. Barbie Dreams

    Barbie Dreams

    16 цагийн өмнө

    Honestly , I want to date a white man ? I’m scared that they don’t like me .

  38. Ryan Ridout

    Ryan Ridout

    17 цагийн өмнө

    So burning down random ass businesses and burning cars and knocking statues is justice u wanna know what justice looks like go look at Martin Luther Ling Jr. that was an awesome man who called for justice and didn’t back down fo no one till he got what he wanted he protested he didn’t riot and catch cities on fire. That’s what BLM is doing. What they are doing is not justice and is not equal punishment

  39. Ryan Ridout

    Ryan Ridout

    17 цагийн өмнө

    Ok first of all Jacob Blake was a criminal he literally a 15 year old girl and decided to go back to the house he rowed her at and then tried to pull a knife out on 2 police officers

  40. grhyservondub

    grhyservondub

    18 цагийн өмнө

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  41. Natalie

    Natalie

    21 цагийн өмнө

    I think more care was needed by the interviewer to facilitate this discussion. This is a sensitive topic and if you want to have a more genuine conversation (and have the police put their guards down) the interviewer needed to approach different and express less of his opinion so early on. It was nice to see everyone come together to try and have a conversation though.

  42. russell smith

    russell smith

    21 цагийн өмнө

    The only thing I would add when talking about the blue lives matter issue, your job as a cop is just that a job you choose. Not something your born into. Your looked at differently once youbout the uniform on, I am viewed differently from birth

  43. Love.Angel.MusicLady

    Love.Angel.MusicLady

    23 цагийн өмнө

    I just heard your interview with WAMU on NPR. I am so impressed by how you describe the issue of racism today-it’s spot on. Definitely getting this book and I’m excited to read it!

  44. Cathy

    Cathy

    Өдрийн өмнө

    McConoughy sounded arrogant to me.

  45. Robertson Jacobson

    Robertson Jacobson

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Just got done watching 6 straight videos, as a 21 yr old white man growing up going to school where I was the minority I have the same views you have, and you breaking it down having these conversations break the barrier which is truly inspiring creating change in our country. I just wanted to post this message to thank you for these videos and giving wise words out that everyone needs to understand!

  46. Jacob Kirt

    Jacob Kirt

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The problem with this video is they’re leaving out crucial points in these cases that can somewhat tell the story of why the officer acted this way, so really this video doesn’t serve as a real good middle ground for talking out the problem

  47. M

    M

    Өдрийн өмнө

    There's a little part in my heart that feels sad for innocent little children of any color to learn about racism, it almost makes racism more alive in some way. As if children can't ever go back to seeing people as people. Now they know others might be cautious of others because of the color of their skin. It helps in society to be aware as adults to positively connect well with others, but to the little children it doesn't occur to them. Wish we could leave it that way.

  48. Alek

    Alek

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Why do you navigate America as a visitor when you have been here your entire life

  49. nisean gordon

    nisean gordon

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Heard

  50. Milinchy Edouard

    Milinchy Edouard

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This is very interesting and informative

  51. nisean gordon

    nisean gordon

    Өдрийн өмнө

    To enforce the law, one must first uphold it in their personal lives. To the point where they can spread that throughout their community. I’m pro police, but anti police corruption.

  52. G J

    G J

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I really commend this police department for stepping up. They didn’t have to do this. I hope this was educational for them.

  53. luke danzig

    luke danzig

    Өдрийн өмнө

    They only choose white cops

  54. Kyle G

    Kyle G

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Nick is the SJW go to.

  55. Kyle G

    Kyle G

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This is not an epidemic.

  56. Terri Goldstein

    Terri Goldstein

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you for using your platform to facilitate change! I appreciate you. Question: Can you help us understand the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation? Earlier this year, the white British singer Adele attended a festival in England celebrating Black cultures. She wore a top that was the Jamaican flag, and her hair was done in knots reminiscent of an African style. It started a passionate debate as to whether this was cultural appropriation or appreciation. Can you help us understand the difference between these terms and how do we know where the line is between them?

  57. Jaleah Rowe

    Jaleah Rowe

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    I feel this on a deep level,my younger sister and I (we are both african american girls) were both adopted into a completely white family/culture. Our childhood was horrible because my family is filled with police officers and very racist republican views,the entire black lives matter has been absolute hell. And I've never felt safe or connected to my true culture,and it sucks. Funny thing is alot of people have told me to my face that I'm the 'whitest' black person they've ever met...like wtf?

  58. Michael Henagan

    Michael Henagan

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Black folks need to STOP saying cops, black or white, make them nervous...cops literally get off on that shit...

  59. F-35A Lightning II

    F-35A Lightning II

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Ok, irrelevant and this is in no way a determinant of character BUT who is the guy wearing actual jackboots at 3:35.

  60. teetee

    teetee

    Өдрийн өмнө

    the training for police officers is very poor. when we say abolish the police we mean it, this is a system that cannot be saved, the history of the system itself is rooted in the oppression of black and brown ppl and the fact that anyone can become a police officer with such poor criteria is terrifying.

  61. Jordan Miller

    Jordan Miller

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I find the guy comes off as kind of patronizing. Should've been more black voices. Even though he has a lot of good points. There needs to be more variety in black voices here instead of one man speaking for black people.

  62. Judy Narwhal

    Judy Narwhal

    Өдрийн өмнө

    8:30-9:50 👏🏼💕

  63. N W

    N W

    Өдрийн өмнө

    What an amazing family. Not because they are multi-racial, but because they're all so sweet and caring! Six wonderful individuals. Good job with the parenting, mom and dad! Also, "Story" might be the coolest name I've ever heard.

  64. deathbysleep19

    deathbysleep19

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Reach out to Gary Owens 👌🏽💯

  65. Kev Jr.

    Kev Jr.

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    The officer that killed Floyd, no he was not arrested immediately. He was given round-the-clock protection for his house and given three days to turn himself in.

  66. Kelly Struempf Chapman

    Kelly Struempf Chapman

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    There is not organizational racism in Catholic churches in America to my knowledge. Not saying there are not racist church members, but the membership (and also priests) is actually diverse (large numbers of immigrants) and all are equally accepted and differences celebrated. (In my personal opinion) My family is Catholic and I converted at 40 to protestant for my 2nd marriage. Even as a Southern woman, I was taken aback how segregated the churches are. It was something I took for granted and now miss. I really appreciate Carl's honesty and insight. I too agree God IS miraculous!

  67. Jesse Taylor

    Jesse Taylor

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    The police don't need defunding. If anything they need MORE funding. Police in the US are so under trained its not even funny. They need more training and experience to prevent these kinds of things from happening.

  68. Kelly Struempf Chapman

    Kelly Struempf Chapman

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    I cannot believe I have seen/heard about this earlier!! Mr. Acho, you have a gifted way of explaining things. I am buying your book asap! Plan to finish this series on MNmore today. I thank God for you. Bless you.

  69. Ryan Patton

    Ryan Patton

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    “Whenever I walk into a room, a restaurant, church, anywhere, I’m looking for black people.” It might just be me, but half the time I don’t get why the number of ones own race in a building has to matter, or at least immediately. In my opinion, as a black man, I won’t trust, favor, or hold an individual higher than another simply bc they’re black. When is the context of character going to be more important than race? Will we ever learn to be able to see past someone’s skin? I ask myself those questions a lot and it saddens me that when the moderator walks into a room, the first thing that comes to his mind is how many of “us” are there compared to “them.” There shouldn’t be an “us” and “them.” A lot of black people love to quote or admire MLK but continue to go against one of his most well known sayings, “I look to the day where people will not be judged for the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” We all come from different places and have different experiences but I hope to see a day where people will walk into a room and not divide based on appearance instead of character and merit. That’s something everyone needs to work on.

  70. Travis Coon

    Travis Coon

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    This needs to happen across America starting in the cities with the most force against black people. Maybe next time have citizens in the audience along with the police

  71. Herbert Myers

    Herbert Myers

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    Jesus did not come to form a religion he came and preached Spirituality. Organized religion created by man has been used for thousands of years as a vehicle of divide and conquer. Those people over there are different than us so they are evil and must be converted or destroyed! Those people over there are heathens and must be enslaved or destroyed. Organized religion has been the vehicle for conquering, colonizing, stealing wealth and territories. Christians preached for slavery! Now politicians do the exact same divide and conquer tactics. Racism is perpetuated to ensure division so that the supposed elites can keep we the people fighting with each other. As opposed to standing together against them. Racism is bought and paid for we need an uncomfortable conversation about that before we the people of the world can fix the division! We are all Spiritually connected, we were all created in "GOD'S" image. Now is the time for all people to awaken from being controlled.

  72. Edot 2x

    Edot 2x

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    Oan god that was me “ahh shit there she goes.. we lost another sistah” but I just feel like it’s a mandatory thing , idk how to explain it

  73. v s

    v s

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    two face cops... if the cameras arent rolling statements would of been different

  74. Mylissa

    Mylissa

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    The cop Nick said, "We do things systematically, so we do things the same way!" You can't change what you don't know! ** Systematically: adverb in a way that relates to or affects the whole of something. "The banks have been systemically corrupted" ** History of the Police: A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing Written by Victor E. Kappeler, Ph.D. The birth and development of the American police can be traced to a multitude of historical, legal, and political-economic conditions. The institution of slavery and the control of minorities, however, were two of the more formidable historic features of American society shaping early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches, which later became modern police departments, were both designed to control the behaviors of minorities.

  75. Leo Costigan

    Leo Costigan

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    C’mon now please... Waves of suppression from slavery still hitting faces in 2020? Look hard enough for a problem and you will find one...

  76. Triston Campbell

    Triston Campbell

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    I don't see why the girl has a pink uniform on? I think she should be wearing the same uniform as others it makes the uniform kinda of look like a joke like a buy online uniform honestly, she should be equal to others and wear the same uniform

  77. Jeffry Gardunio

    Jeffry Gardunio

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    It is December 1, 2020 and the election has been decided. Is BLM a campaign or movement in your opinion? IMO it looks to be a campaign today.

  78. Shalaina Quarles

    Shalaina Quarles

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    the parents are amazing and so educated. you can see that they genuinely love and care for their kids. i love their little familu

  79. cchgn

    cchgn

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    The police force is a union, so there is a "us vs them" mentality. Also, the LEO and SCOTUS had said that the police do NOT have an obligation the "protect and serve" U.S. citizen, yet we are forced to pay them with our taxes. IMO, we shod pull our taxes (defund) until they make that contract with us.+

  80. TT The turtle

    TT The turtle

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    You being a religious man (from what I have gathered), I would like to see an episode on an uncomfortable conversation with an Atheist. If you are curious who to interview I would suggest Jim and Armin from atheistrepublic.com podcast, it would be a great crossover podcast as well. The reason I personally would like to see something like this is based on the "selling" of religion to non-religious and would give a positive perspective on religion to a staunch anti religious group. Growing up in a religious family and becoming Atheist myself I can freely see both sides of the perspective as I saw the focus on the good aspects of religion and until learning about more parts of the bible later in life really skipped over the parts many now would oppose such as Slavery and the treatment of your wife. Also in my personal experience (I am white) it has appeared to me that the majority of Black Americans are a church going group (that does not always constitute religious, but often more of a social expectation as I have also experienced being white when living in the south, it wasn't if you believed in God, it was "what church do you go to" as an expectation that you went to church).