National Anthem Protests Pt.1 ft. Roger Goodell | Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep 8

NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, sits down with Emmanuel Acho to have an Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man. Emmanuel asks Goodell what he would say to Kaepernick and how he feels about the National Anthem Protests in the NFL.
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  1. 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.

  2. Tev J

    Tev J

    9 цагийн өмнө

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  3. Joey Courteau

    Joey Courteau

    15 цагийн өмнө

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

  4. kiesha callahan

    kiesha callahan

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Losing money in capitalism can make people reconsider a nicer way of doing things . Opposing the Vietnam War have nothing to do with racism against black folks that has been forever in this country. It should not take George Floyd to have an "aha" moment and this is interview is straight BS as usual!! The Elder Maya Angelou said..."When people show you who they are believe them!!

  5. Ryan Francis

    Ryan Francis

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I am appreciative that Roger had this conversation but white people have had the privilege to act like they do not know whats going in this country for far too long. As he said, killings like George Floyd has been going on for a long long time, so that means white people know exactly what has been happening and for years they have turned a blind eye. I hope white people will no longer be silent.

  6. jada’s kicks

    jada’s kicks

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    i’m sorry i don’t buy this bs. just like the nba. they only put blm on the court for the “trend”. the owner literally said “none of my players will kneel and disrespect the flag” sumin along the lines of that. don’t quote me

  7. Steve Someone

    Steve Someone

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Colin K will not play in the NFL again because he is washed up. He was 1-11 his last season as a starter and he didn't want to re-sign with another team for "washed up QB" money. I wanted him to start again because I enjoyed laughing at him as he lost games. If he was Patrick Mahomes he could urinate on the flag and some team would give him a contract. See how that works?

  8. A Fox

    A Fox

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Three months after this conversation, and Kaep still has no job. What's Goodell afraid of? The owners?

  9. deboreae McClain

    deboreae McClain

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I don’t feel this is a genuine conversation on goodell side!

  10. Mattlin Locus

    Mattlin Locus

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Let’s tell it like it is. Really like it is for white it about Power and money and racism . Over Black people that’s why It will never get better . Because they will never give up their power .

  11. Mattlin Locus

    Mattlin Locus

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I think when you have conversations with white people you’re being too nice you’re not getting down to the nitty-gritty . Like example when you met with the NFL person and that person saying they understand by having this conversation then why are you didn’t reinstate Colin Kaepernick .

  12. Thorazine 007

    Thorazine 007

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't trust Goodell or Kapernick,, he takes millions from Nike (NFL affiliate) which has a long history of using child labor and more rececently slave labour in Nike factory in China.

  13. xadahgla


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Yeah, not buying Goodall being “woke” all of a sudden. 11/30/20-Fuck Roger Goodell.

  14. Naomi Peele

    Naomi Peele

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Its all about his pocket. If He knew history as He claims, He would have understood right from the start. But his ear paid attention to his pocket. That is where the Heart is...THE MONEY...

  15. ryan srolis

    ryan srolis

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Forgot this guy was an eagle. Go birds

  16. Tasha Green

    Tasha Green

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I’m sorry but I don’t believe you Rodger! Your father being who he was tells me you know better! Coming from a civil rights family you knew you should have been automatically listening! So I’m sorry I’m not buying it. But I give you a E for effort!🤷🏾‍♀️

  17. Fools Raven

    Fools Raven

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    On almost every one of Emmanuels’ videos there have been comments about the people he is interviewing being inauthentic or just doing it for PR. I think the only way we can achieve equality is not to push others down but to talk, learn, and educate. Lift up the oppressed and the oppressors! Lift up the oppressed by acknowledging their struggles, learn from our mistakes, and taking steps to correct them and be better. Lift up your oppressors by teaching and educating them. Have these conversations with them help them be better. It’s easy to be skeptical about people and the past has made us cautious, but this “cancel culture” mentality is toxic. It’s toxic because is promotes that people can’t change, that they can’t learn, and that they can become better people. That may be true with some but if it were true for everyone then there would be no hope, because everyone has made mistakes.

  18. pipedreamism1


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Sorry Goodell u didn't fool me one u can't have your father March with correta king as too show you're not racist but at the same time act stupid on what blk ppl are going thru Mr. Goodell i need you too pick one

  19. Tarrence Bailey

    Tarrence Bailey

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I can appreciate the efforts of this but things don't really seem all that " uncomfortable ", and I know the point of this isn't to be intentionally confrontational but I honestly don't see anything uncomfortable in the " Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man " videos . I do see an effort to educate and express different things that should be expressed and I thank you for your contribution Emmanuel Acho

  20. Tarrence Bailey

    Tarrence Bailey

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I kinda find it difficult to believe that Roger Goodell believes in dialog after seeing what happened to Dr Bennett Omalu and the NFL

  21. Beth Allgood

    Beth Allgood

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Goddell - if you believe in dialogue why didn't you dialogue with Colin Kapernick more and stand up for him and his comrades. Why didn't you talk to him when you started "coming around." Why is he still jobless?

  22. Aaron Hernandez420

    Aaron Hernandez420

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    how am i now seeing this ....good shit

  23. Ms Maddie

    Ms Maddie

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Sounds more like a PR stunt. He took to long to speak up. Not buying it.

  24. Kevin V

    Kevin V

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Futbol owns every day of the week wym

  25. kwm537


    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I’ve watched every episode and was very hopeful that this would be as meaningful as the others. Unfortunately it was not. This just seems extremely patronizing. Roger Goodell has accepted no responsibility for the failure of the NFL to support their players.

  26. aaliyah uwu

    aaliyah uwu

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Yeah... idk about this one.

  27. Chris Cabrera

    Chris Cabrera

    19 өдрийн өмнө


  28. Tracey Williams

    Tracey Williams

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    See guys. If you’re not racist, even if you’re born in the 60’s it will barely show. Plus, you get the gift of swag

  29. Nicole Sordell

    Nicole Sordell

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    comfortable or uncomfortable, this conversation continues to put Goodell on the record, making him accountable moving forward - thank you UCWABM

  30. DAVID


    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Dad opposed the Vietnam war and this clown allowed football players protesting against police brutality to be accused of disrespecting the military. Wow.

  31. SupermanHopkins


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Charles Goodell: fought alongside Coretta Scott King for civil rights. Roger Goodell: grows up to be a brat who strips civil rights from employees in the league he oversees.

  32. MsL.1


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm just thoroughly disappointed with these interviews everytime!

  33. John Williams

    John Williams

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    BAD INTERVIEW! not tough questions

  34. John Williams

    John Williams

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    why didnt he do it sooner

  35. lisa sterrett

    lisa sterrett

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    When the bought and sold oprah comes out, that means the whites are in control. B very careful about What u see & here.

  36. ldubs


    21 өдрийн өмнө

    I think Mr. Goodell knew what taking a knee was about the WHOLE time. His father was a good man, who without a doubt raised him to recognize injustice and to rail against it. You let your Dad down, Mr. Goodell. And you don’t fool me.

  37. Brooks Brooks

    Brooks Brooks

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    How bout Kaepernick and Goodell have an uncomfortable conversation 🤨 i hated Colin's atitufe in the game but i now understand what he was trying to convey, i dont think he did the best job at following it up but its something

  38. One Life

    One Life

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    I would still like to have racism, political platforms.. separate on gamedays.. I like to watch games.. for a few hours of just entertainment... without having to think too hard about anything for a few hrs.. just watch the game

  39. Raven Blakely

    Raven Blakely

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Got to say… Not a sports fan… So it would've been interesting if you could've just given us a little background about the national anthem thing… I'm very excited that people might have protested the national anthem actually I would hope it would be about bombs bursting in air to prove our country is the strongest but I'd like to know more about it… Is it just a sports thing should I Google this…

  40. Tex T Da Emcee

    Tex T Da Emcee

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    I gotta say it, with who his father is, why did it take Goodell this long to get it!?

  41. Andrew Yarosh

    Andrew Yarosh

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Don’t let the NFL owners see that photo.....

  42. Kwality Kontrol

    Kwality Kontrol

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Why do you have to experience domestic violence to know it's bad?

  43. Kelyn Brown

    Kelyn Brown

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Did you notice he is wearing Nike!

  44. Mary


    22 өдрийн өмнө

    He knew all along why they were protesting. They looked at the market research and knew they'd lose more viewers than they gained if they supported the black players protesting. It was a purely financial decision, and very likely not his to make at all. However, if had any integrity he'd have spoken out in support of the players and accepted that it would end his career, because it would have. His father, evidently, had integrity and he does not.

  45. Gina Langone

    Gina Langone

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    I love to see someone learn and change and grow as a person. My issues with Mr Goodell is this, his father marched with Coretta Scott King, and yet he didn't support Colin. How do you grow up watching and know your father marched and you don't stand with other's?

  46. MDK Litty

    MDK Litty

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Why are they playing soft music in the background everything this white man talk?

  47. Paul


    22 өдрийн өмнө

    NFL sucks. Nike sucks.

  48. Hool igan

    Hool igan

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    I would like to see him have a conversation with a black man, unlike himself, who actually knows what he is talking about and doesn't buy into the BLM narrative (which is fundamentally false). E.g. John Mcwhorter, Glenn Laury, Coleman Hughes, etc...

  49. Am Pm

    Am Pm

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    This is a good step to sit down and have a conversation

  50. Khayeel


    23 өдрийн өмнө

    In other words, he reacted before he listened. How did he not know what was going on in the community? We were telling him. Roger Goodell is full of shit! If he would have had the courage that his father had, George Floyd and others would probably still be alive today!

  51. ExpertbyExperienceShared


    23 өдрийн өмнө

    He's lying when he said he didn't know what was going on he did...these people are masters of deception, they know exactly what they are doing and have been conditioned to not hear or see anyone's reality except their own and to act dumb when caught red-handed

  52. Jlitt1129


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Looking like Trumps little brother

  53. Andrew Wisdom

    Andrew Wisdom

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Where are the politicians with a heart like his Dad?

  54. Whatsinaname


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Is it me or is Goddell not giving direct answers? Very general at best. SMH.

  55. Elizabeth Harttley

    Elizabeth Harttley

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Please stop letting the opportunity to delve deep on these topics slip away. We all heard what this guy originally said based on his personal opinion. There is no back then, it was a few years ago. I, a little old white woman knew what he was kneeling about others blinded themselves to the real issues. Please use your show for what it could do for POC. Thanks

  56. very caring

    very caring

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Wheres Goodells answer about supporting players if they did "take a knee"??? Did he agree or disagree? 👎

  57. Walker Justice

    Walker Justice

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    You need your own talk show on tv

  58. Ke Sa

    Ke Sa

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I have a hard time believing that Roger is that far removed from the team owners and their choices not to rehire Kaep. Goodell has the power to give consequences to those that are discriminating and INTENTIONALLY NOT HIRING HIM. You can't show a picture of Coretta Scott and make everything you didn't do and still haven't done, go away. The worst thing you could do in these situations is nothing. That is what doing still. Oh, and I don't believe you, Roger.

  59. Melba Martinez

    Melba Martinez

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Mr Goodell said it take courage to do the right thing. If cops had the courage to stand up to bad cops ,they would all look good and would get the respect they deserve.

  60. Gretchen Schultz

    Gretchen Schultz

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I don’t know if anybody’s mentioned this already, but what about a feedback and review system for cops. Encourage people to fill out surveys and evaluate their interactions with the police. Maybe that would show more of both sides of what goes on?

  61. abe presume

    abe presume

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    For a man who's father marched with Mrs. King to not have fought for and put his career on the line for Kaerpernick, in th VERY BEGINNING, says a lot about "good" white ppl and the performative superficiality of EVERYTHING thing they do towards equality. In reality, it's the kinder side of a a demonic evil system, or as it's generally put, "lesser of two evils"...

  62. j lirie

    j lirie

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    misrepresentation is how the opposition tries to nullify the issue

  63. Mel


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    All I heard was "I had a terrific example of compassion as a kid. However, as an adult, even though I understood what was going on, I didn't care until it effected ME."

  64. Nick H

    Nick H

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Do not apologize to Kapernick. He is not a true patriot.

    • Ian Vera

      Ian Vera

      23 өдрийн өмнө

      Yes he is.

  65. Pab S

    Pab S

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    I don’t get to flaunt my political beliefs at work. I’d be fired. Most of us are in that boat. Athletes are working for an employer.

    • Deandre Jackson

      Deandre Jackson

      27 өдрийн өмнө

      Blacks lives aren’t political. Also nfl don’t have any rules on the books forcing athletes to stand at that time

  66. MLO


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    It's never too late - but DAMN, they were slow and late! *smh*

  67. Imani Smith

    Imani Smith

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Your questions need to be harsher man... wtf. BE REAL WITH THESE FOLKS

  68. mattsmith1318


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    I know it clicked for me shortly after police shot and killed the man who blindly fired a taser in their general direction and I was trying to explain systemic racism to my white parents. I left quite a long and impassioned speech on Reddit about it. Long story short he opened my eyes to the black lives matter movement. He was a man facing injustices who just happened to have a platform to bring light to the situation. He did not disrespect the flag by remaining seated or acting a fool. He took a knee when everyone else was standing so that he could make a stand. He certainly no MLK Jr but he we will go down in the history books for the fight for racial equality.

  69. Blackjay B

    Blackjay B

    Сарын өмнө

    Is the "NFL" a sport?

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    ليالي.منبج. والفرات.

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  71. Sharon Massey

    Sharon Massey

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    I don't know. It had a bit of "covering my ass" feel to it. What did he think was being protested? It's "interesting" that so many people get their underwear in a knot over the flag, while those same people hypocritically and constantly violate what it represents it in some way or another; similar to huge numbers of so-called Christians. Let's see what pt. 2 is about.



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  73. وسيم امين

    وسيم امين

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  74. سطاتي خالد sttati khalid

    سطاتي خالد sttati khalid

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    Merhaba Emmanuel çok güzel kanalınız var arkadaşım güzel paylaşım olmuş emeğinize sağlık sizide kanalıma beklerim Türkiye selamlar sevgiler 🔔🎁🙏🇹🇷

  76. تعليم الفصلى و الخياطة و تصميم

    تعليم الفصلى و الخياطة و تصميم

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  77. bryant stubbs

    bryant stubbs

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    Derrick Marrow wrote An Uncomfortable Conversation back in 2018. And this channel is oddly similar to what the book is about. Not saying Mr. Acho took this idea but I will say Derrick Marrow deserves credit for this as well!!

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    dog renegado X

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    Berkel Boraz

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  80. 金M4金Ibrahim


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    Go on, hero

  81. Jibika gamer

    Jibika gamer

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    Nice man

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    ولد حلومة

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  83. Margie Genon Rosales

    Margie Genon Rosales

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    I enjoy your conversation sir its interesting 😊❤❤❤

  84. Frederico Sawabini

    Frederico Sawabini

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    I would like to invite you to listen to my music No Discrimination (, which will be part of my upcoming album All Life Matters to be launched very soon at main digital platforms, just search for Frederico Sawabini. This album will have only songs with current themes to reflect about it. By the way, in November 27, 2020 I will launch the single All Life Matters at Spotify. Take care and all the best!

  85. denise couto

    denise couto

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    Dios yo no entiendo el mundo está a Revés por que....

  87. Lord Firestaff

    Lord Firestaff

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    And the viewership is steadily dropping.

  88. hallah5150


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    It's not About the Flag? It wasn't about the flag when slaves fought in a war for a country that didn't care, murdered and dehumanized them. It wasn't about the flag when we were and still are fighting for basic civil rights and last it's not about the flag in protest for police killings. But they know this already. Keep up the fight.

  89. Jay Lee

    Jay Lee

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    Acho is a Nigerian American and that is why he lacks passion and conviction in trying to seriously discussed any issue stemming from the subjugation of Black Native Americans.I'm sure he could speak much more passionately about the problems in Nigeria and that is what he should be talking about .

  90. dkran 75

    dkran 75

    2 сарын өмнө

    This episode can be summed up with one sentence: Goodell is hoping that he doesn’t get cancelled by the woke folk and lose ticket sales or his job, so he’s capitulating to Acho in an attempt to show he’s woke. But there is more that must be said. Acho: “it’s not about the flag.” Oh really? Then why is the kneeling taking place at the precise moment when we are supposed to honor the flag? Stop trying to B.S. others. More importantly, stop trying to B.S. yourself. Goodell has no honor. Goodell has no integrity. His appearance in this video is strictly self-preservation. This video is further evidence of why the NFL has sold out to the woke folk and should be boycotted. Acho states that George Floyd was murdered. This statement shows he doesn’t care about due process. Acho has already decided that Chauvin is guilty. That makes him anti-American and a bad person. Goodell (8:28): “I never experienced domestic violence in my life.” Uhhhh…..WTF is he saying? Is he saying white people don’t experience domestic violence?

  91. Laura Lanter

    Laura Lanter

    2 сарын өмнө

    Have you seen his episode posted September 8 where all of this is explained? It feels real and heartwarming to me.

  92. Stevonoles1


    2 сарын өмнө

    Emmanuel, having befriended the Vietnamese community, The Vietnamese are very vocal about, how did we come here when Americans really disliked the Vietnamese and many Asian groups and become very successful in America, in one, maybe two generations? They do not understand how that happened for them, and the black community for the most part has not been able to further their lives in 3 or 4 generations. I think this would be a good topic or conversation for one of the next episodes? I get what they are saying but can't really understand it either.

  93. Jessica Gambirasi

    Jessica Gambirasi

    2 сарын өмнө

    This does not come across as an uncomfortable conversation with a black man. It comes across as an interviewer asking scripted questions of a too-late apologist as a PR stunt. After RGs treatment of Kaep and the other players who have kneeled, his beliefs are clear and public, and they are not the sentiments expressed in this “interview”.

  94. Yvonne Berry

    Yvonne Berry

    2 сарын өмнө

    Goodell changes his toon often.

  95. Frank Anstien

    Frank Anstien

    2 сарын өмнө

    This is all bullshit. Plain to see

  96. dt eh

    dt eh

    2 сарын өмнө

    This guy is a politician

  97. J.T. Harney

    J.T. Harney

    2 сарын өмнө

    Sad to see that Emmanuel is only liking posts that praise this convo even though it seems like most people are confused, angry, and upset. I had high hopes for this "uncomfortable conversations" series, but now it just seems like a PR stunt.

  98. Deborah Thompson

    Deborah Thompson

    2 сарын өмнө

    It is DISRESPECTFUL as an American to kneel to the Anthem. Many lives fought for our Country and died. I feel it is Unamerican

    • __


      2 сарын өмнө

      What does the flag mean when innocent Americas are killed under color of law for nothing more than the color of their skin

  99. Her_Daddy!!!


    2 сарын өмнө

    This guy is a Very slippery character, he claims all this crappie about his father having integrity, that Doesn't count towards His! He could have spoken up Long time ago! He's a fraud!

  100. Matthew Fudge

    Matthew Fudge

    2 сарын өмнө

    It doesn't matter what Goodell's background is. He's basically a politician working for thirty-two constituents (the NFL owners). He's not gonna mess up his money by getting fired because he said the owners were wrong for blackballing Kaepernick. But he can't ignore the situation, either. So he'll say JUST enough to say he said something.