Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Emmanuel Acho sits down to have an “uncomfortable conversation” with white America, in order to educate and inform on racism, system racism, social injustice, rioting & the hurt African Americans are feeling today.

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  1. 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."

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

  6. Kathy Jurgens

    Kathy Jurgens

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This is so helpful. This is so needed. This is so appreciated. Thank you.

  7. Terry Phillips

    Terry Phillips

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I'm adding your conversation within my Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Programming!!! Thank you for the "Uncomfortable Conversation!" Thank you for contributing to creating a World of Greatness!!! We are only as great as our sum total!!!

  8. Dorothy Anderson

    Dorothy Anderson

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Wonderful video. Thank you. IMO. Lots of positive changes are being made. Individuals are making it a point to become more educated and pleasant. Unfortunately, i also see a different trend coming. There will be children learning hatred AGAIN, in the homes of opposing views. Sooner or later those kids wont be playing together. Then thèy willl spew hatred too. Doctors and Nature treat all types of PTSD. Is that what the black community is going through, PTSD? Because the suffering of ancestors? I say, folks better get it together. All of us. Cause, i wanna choke the 💩 out of someone or something daily. But, Doesnt mean i have ANY right to. Thanks for the open forum and hope to hear something back. Be blessed, Dorothy

  9. Cairo Murphy

    Cairo Murphy

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I civilly disagree

  10. Janko Veigel

    Janko Veigel

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    This is high quality

  11. Rebecca

    Rebecca

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Understand this, as a black woman I will put up with NO ONE using the N word with me, around me, to me, in a song, book or conversation. I will NEVER embrace it. It is not an endearment. Those brothers and sisters of mine who use the word, please, open your eyes. It's NOT okay. In any context. From anyone. There's nothing dear about it. Stop the madness!

  12. Kathy Sexton

    Kathy Sexton

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Wonderful video! I did not know this channel existed until a few minutes ago. I am now subscribed. Some of this video I already understood, but as a white woman, I still have a lot of questions that I never felt I could ask without being viewed as racist. (I do not ever want to be viewed as a racist as I simply believe that racists are horrible.) On the 1910 and 1920 census, my grandfather and great grandfather are listed with the archaic racist term of mulatto. (later and earlier records list them as white) I am still researching this, but I am trying so hard to try to understand what they might have went through as mixed individuals, As well as what my black friends go through now. This channel will help me. Thank you.

  13. USA GTR

    USA GTR

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Am i the only one that disagree with him

  14. Barbara Greenfield

    Barbara Greenfield

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I couldn’t help but think about the way he describes going through the world and always having to think about how he’s perceived this is exactly how women operate on a daily basis . From the time we are young girls we are Prey to men, being followed home, walking alone afraid of a man attacking you, having men expose themselves to you from a car, not being able to do certain things alone cause they are dangerous, having sexual things said to you, men grabbing your ass in a crowd , men pushing their genitals on you in a crowd, the list goes on and on, women have to walk through the world afraid also. I can totally relate.

  15. R E

    R E

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    If Sam does not like you point of view, your post comes down. Truth about the black culture is hard to take and accept.

  16. Kelly M

    Kelly M

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you, Emmanuel! I'm sharing this right now!

  17. Samuel Clemons

    Samuel Clemons

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Why are they rioting.... because they want a new TV.

  18. Samuel Clemons

    Samuel Clemons

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I think the first thing I would suggest is if you are going to IMPREGNATE a WOMAN then be a FATHER to the child !!!

  19. Rob C

    Rob C

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I just watched the one about white men and football about hiring family and friends. What are we just supposed to bow out as a race and let p.o.c. have the nfl i mean if a black man wants to buy a team then cool if not sorry not our fault but the nfl is probably 65 percent black as players it's nobodys fault that a black family does not own a team...ik im probably going to get roasted but oh well

  20. DoxGal

    DoxGal

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Hi. Would there be an option to offer other languages on your videos. I’d like to share these at work and we require everything to be in English and French.

  21. Tupack ._.

    Tupack ._.

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    If you put a rap base on it, it seems that it raps

  22. Tupack ._.

    Tupack ._.

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    si le pones un base de rap parece que rapea

  23. Puss nBoots

    Puss nBoots

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Capitalism is the problem.

  24. Jeff Johnson

    Jeff Johnson

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Check out "What Killed Michael Brown?" you'll love it. Available on Amazon.

  25. Adelras Johnson

    Adelras Johnson

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    EXTREMELY NEEDED DISCUSSION‼️

  26. Kathryn Whitbourne

    Kathryn Whitbourne

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Sorry if a word is hateful, it doesn't matter who says it. It continues to be hateful. I hate to hear anyone use the N word. I think you should have said that not all Blacks think it's cool for Blacks to use the N word. I see it as internalized self hatred.

  27. SAUL SIXTOS

    SAUL SIXTOS

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    people who disliked are clowns

  28. Savanna Woods

    Savanna Woods

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    this is amazing

  29. Peaceluvr18

    Peaceluvr18

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    This man is a poet.

    • Shenel Burke

      Shenel Burke

      2 өдрийн өмнө

      that’s what i’m saying omg

  30. Carole B

    Carole B

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I wish these videos were on an alternate platform to MNmore as well. These conversations would be good for many of the corporate conversations that are currently occurring but many firms don’t allow the showing or utilization of MNmore videos for cyber security reasons. As a black woman I will encourage people to view them, albeit not together, and we can still have the conversations.

  31. Toni Noto

    Toni Noto

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you. I can't wait to watch all these videos and educate myself and others. You are an amazing man.

  32. Ryan Leman

    Ryan Leman

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    As a white guy with mostly white friends, i am definitely sharing this

  33. Meticulous Monstrosity

    Meticulous Monstrosity

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Congrats my brother on your show. I had to subscribe. We need more dialog on a history that's been hiding behind the minds of hatred. When we turn on the t.v. or a social media program for useful info all we see is a false narrative being fed to those who truly hunger for closure to dejure segregation and an opportunity to make progress in a system of the oppressed.

  34. Andy Jean Justice

    Andy Jean Justice

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow, you need to be broadcast everywhere right now

  35. LaTresa Harris

    LaTresa Harris

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Perfectly said

  36. Melody Noel

    Melody Noel

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Emmanuel, you should also do an episode with black police officers! I think that would be very interesting and also give a different perspective!

  37. DeMarie Rossi

    DeMarie Rossi

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    This is amazing and I appreciate the insight - my only complaint is that as a person with Native American ancestry I find it hard to always be left out of the conversation. Our land is gone, our heritage is reduced to casinos, and Indian reservations. Yet the conversation is always about Black, White, Hispanic - can you try to remember the people who came before you - of all color.

  38. Thorazine 007

    Thorazine 007

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    So far so good, very comfgortable we will see in the next episode' Im down...

  39. tyrese edwards

    tyrese edwards

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    That was deep

  40. Nique Austin

    Nique Austin

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Somebody sens this to drew Brees

  41. Stacey Atlas

    Stacey Atlas

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you so much Emmanuel for providing an educational space for all to feel comfortable asking the uncomfortable. I hear what you are saying about the N word...but I must express my feelings when I hear others use the word. It stops me in my tracks; it nauseates me; a lump in my throat; I stop myself from gasping. To me it's worse than saying the F word. With so many songs using the N word I feel it is 'their' way of normalizing it. So to say that a white person singing a song that has the N word cannot say that word in quote is crushing. I don't know what I am asking you; perhaps I am merely yearning to have this conversation with a black person. Thank you for listening Emmanuel. I have wanted to have these uncomfortable conversations forever, but how does a white person start them without the other person judging me? Thank you!

  42. Flavia Official

    Flavia Official

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    This is amazing

  43. John

    John

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Maybe White ppl R trying to show love n Comraderie as well w/ the N word. Why say it if it's NOT blaming White ppl?

    • John

      John

      14 өдрийн өмнө

      You got a Bad Rep tho... between again, the City - shootings and Rap music; it's not longer dumb or watever, it's "Criminal". Murderer even. U leave all that out and I don't Blame U, but that's also a White Person's Reality... Seeing YOU too. Well, some of ya.

    • John

      John

      14 өдрийн өмнө

      And I agree w/ all the UBI, and all that... Iluv all that stuff.

    • John

      John

      14 өдрийн өмнө

      maybe synonomous to ppl who Did those things not bought yur music, so... not only isn't it funny; i'm not taking the blame for something someone else did who was White.

  44. John

    John

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Why there's White Priviledge? Becuz White ppl built America---- Black ppl, Chinese ppl WORKED; they built shtt but it wasn't "Theirs".- they were Hired for all intensive purposes. U don't favor yurself in a way? Everyone does in some way.

  45. Player Mono

    Player Mono

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Personally the n word shouldn't said in general if we don't want white people to say it. Its like telling kids not to do something. Its natural for people to want to do things they are told not to do.

  46. Molamorr

    Molamorr

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    This man's analogous are amazing!!

  47. Kyle Chou

    Kyle Chou

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    People needs to notice he’s speaking of this knowing it may very well put his life in danger you know rappers were killed by people who hate their music and I’m more 100% sure that people who hate him is more then the people who hated the rappers who died sadly. Here I’m not saying that you should not care about the rappers who died but I’m saying that please appreciate what this man is doing he will go down in history as one of the many man who spoke out for justice of black life’s. I’m an Asian man I have not experienced what neither of y’all white and black folks have experience but i educated myself and now I can say proudly that white privileges exist and I will shout black lifes matter until it finally matter.

  48. houchi69

    houchi69

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    I witnessed two African American stole from my store in the last 7 days. One took a $24.99 bluetooth speaker, went inside our bathroom, put the speaker in his backpack and left the box and walked out of the store. The other one got a slice of pizza from our pizza counter, opened it and ate it, threw the box into a cold display with fruit bowls inside and walked out without paying. Tell me how to solve this problem, Emmanuel.

    • RED RED

      RED RED

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      How is that related to this? Did they steal from you cause you are white?

  49. Google Account

    Google Account

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Excellent.

  50. Israel Mlalazi Ndlovu

    Israel Mlalazi Ndlovu

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    relate so much to your conversations and I look forward to reading your book. Can I find it in South Africa?

  51. Adore Zoe

    Adore Zoe

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    My problem with this is that it is not BLACK peoples job to teach white people how to dismantle racism or even understand their privileges. It’s lazy and very much white to ask “how can I help” do your own research. It’s not our job. I get his heart and hopefully it prompts non black ppl to do the work but don’t go to your black friends asking “how” we’re tired!

  52. thenny10

    thenny10

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    You also forgot to tell about “The Bird Watcher” giving a perceived threat to poison her dog before she called the cops!!! Please give all of the facts so that people can make an educated decision. I do believe that she overreacted but he did threaten her dog!

  53. Brooke Lawrence

    Brooke Lawrence

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    “Because I as a black man have to calculate every move I make, the second I walk outside my house.”

  54. thenny10

    thenny10

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    You’re lying about Kaepernick, he said, and I quote, “I will not stand up to show pride in a FLAG for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Sounds like it was about the FLAG!!! This show should be called “Having Misleading Conversations with a Black Man That Grew Up With White Privilege” They continue to lie and try to make white people feel guilty for being white! If anybody was wondering, I’M BLACK.

    • C.

      C.

      15 өдрийн өмнө

      Does the flag not represent America?

  55. justin castillo

    justin castillo

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Have you heard of Candace Owens?

  56. A

    A

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    You are NOT BLACK AMERICAN You are an Immigrants.... Don't speak for us....

    • RED RED

      RED RED

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      ?

  57. Tori Shlanta

    Tori Shlanta

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    It wasn’t your responsibility to make this. But thank you so much for making this. We love you.

  58. Marcus Molino

    Marcus Molino

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow, amazing insight. Adding the book to my holiday wish list for sure.

  59. Dawid Wiencek

    Dawid Wiencek

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Your channel shows what BLM movement is actually missing. Conversation and dignity. You are doing more for black people in one video than BLM in a whole period of time.

  60. CrazyAllergies

    CrazyAllergies

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    MR. Acho ... I am a 35 yr old white and black man. I tried to serve in the military, and also become a thriving citizen as a police officer. I will very soon be bringing into this world a lovely daughter of mixed race. What can I do? To give her a better chance to strive and achieve the things that I believe are still being stripped from me? Even at my current place of employment I am the least paid employer, even as one of the more tenured employees. Educated, and realistic... Yet still at the back of the race.

  61. Mary Burnett

    Mary Burnett

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Recommend Emmanuel Acho read White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Although it is written by a Caucasian woman for Caucasians it reaffirmed what my parents taught me. In my opinion, the book should be read by African Americans because as Ms. DiAngelo states it is not the African Americans' responsibility to teach Caucasian about the African American contributions to this country. America needs to fix the whitewashed history that is being taught in schools. All ethnicities' contributions must be incorporated within the history being taught to show the truth about what has taken place within this country. Respectfully, Dr. Mj, USAF Veteran

  62. Orange Top

    Orange Top

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    I bet the man in the park would never tell a man to leash his dog. He would, to a woman who was smaller than him. The woman, Amy felt bullied. That’s why she responded so aggressively.

    • Sandra Garcia

      Sandra Garcia

      17 өдрийн өмнө

      Shut up

  63. Elizabeth Sperlich

    Elizabeth Sperlich

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you for your video.

  64. Bessie Dixon

    Bessie Dixon

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    I just wanna say this video is everything I’m watching them all now this is what some of us call lacing you’re boots,this black man is so needed & crazy people don’t do sense i.e the dislikes

  65. Vicki Plaugher

    Vicki Plaugher

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    I just saw a bit about Emmanuel Acho on television, so I quickly looked up this MNmore series and Mr. Acho’s book. Watching the first episode, I’ve already learned a lot. I’m a 67-year old white woman and it’s NEVER too late to be EDUCATED! Thank you, Emmanuel Acho!

  66. Jackie Apodaca

    Jackie Apodaca

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you so much.

  67. Marcie Tillett

    Marcie Tillett

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Hi Emmanuel. Im glad that you are doing these videos. You seem to be a very wise and level headed young man. Im 52 and grew up in the late 70's and 80's. I remember my grandmother speaking about people of color by names we would NEVER call people. But that was the culture that she grew up in...not saying that it was ok because we scolded her when we heard it. So in the 70's and 80's we saw everyone just as people and we stood up for injustices. But I did experience negative racism. We were harrassed and bullied by people when we had to live in income adjusted housing. And in high school we were treated badly by a man that won a racial lawsuit against our county.....the county took away a wonderful principle and put him in that place. He was horrible but when we protested his abuse we were pegged as Racists all over the U.S. In college, everything was pretty good until the black sororities and fraternities got together in public. They would push you out of the way off the sidewalk if they wanted by. They were just mean! They scared me! So I think that racism is a learned thought, response, etc. There are laws set in place where if it was me or a person of color up for a job, the person of color would be chosen. And ive seen time and time again suing for racism if something happened to them or didnt go their way. There are other things that Ive experinced, too. Im just saying that I see it and Ive experienced it. Reverse racism is real. I hate it that the news and other media and people keep bringing it up. For example, when a man or woman commits a crime, or wins an election, or something like that, black or asian or whatever will be noted. That is wrong! So I think the racist people of color and the media greatly contributes to this problem. So I just dont see our society as racist. If anything, the govmt is skewed pro color to help the communitiesof color. I see individuals as racist and groups as racist on both sides.....but we shouldnt have sides!!! We ALL come from Adam and Eve....and then Noah. We are all family and we need to stop pointing out differences and act like family. Again, Im very glad that you are doing this video. Nothing can solve a problem without talking about it. Thank you and God bless you!

  68. Gloria VanTassel

    Gloria VanTassel

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    A GREAT video...thanks for sharing and educating us. I look forward to watching all your episodes.

  69. Leander Davis

    Leander Davis

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Out of all the conversation people are having about police brutality and the shooting. Why why why has no one ask the police why do they not shoot people in the legs just to put them down instead of just killing them straight out , see many of the people that have been shot and killed by cops didn't have to die. Now i understand that if a person has a gun and do not comply with the order to drop the weapon and they Point the gun at a cop. Then the cop has the right to use deadly force, but if the person has a knife and they are at some distance from the cops there is no reason to kill that person. The truth and facts of the matter is they are only trained for head or chest shots aka ( kill shots ) why has this not been addressed ???

  70. BW. Johnson

    BW. Johnson

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you Emmanuel for making these videos. I just watched all of them, and it brings much more self awareness to conversations I`ve had with friends and co-workers in D.C., and is making me reflect on a higher level. There needs to be more conversations like these amoungst people. As an adopted multi-racial Asian man raised by a white American Father and a multi-racial predominantly Asian Mother, the family episodes first drew me in. The family episodes made me really realise I didn`t really have conversations like this with my Father growing up, they`ve always been with my Mother, and that most of what I learned about black culture was through a close friend in university where we would talk for hours about aspects of the culture. I want to learn more and open these conversations with my Father. Really looking forward to future episodes, thank you.

  71. Leah Merkel

    Leah Merkel

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I’m obsessed with how well spoken you are and how you get your message across

  72. Richard Ogbu

    Richard Ogbu

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I've seen enough of your videos to recognize that you are doing some good work. Keep it up.

  73. Richard Ogbu

    Richard Ogbu

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I like this. May I suggest a different response when people say All Lives Matter as opposed to Black Lives Matter? You can say All Lives don't matter unless Black Lives Matter. Personally, I think white people would have been less bothered if the slogan was Black Lives Matter, Too.

  74. Steph M.

    Steph M.

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I love his approach, compassion, and honesty. How brave to have this conversation in hopes of educating and changing lives. Thank you for helping me to understand. :-)

  75. Gayle Yelvington

    Gayle Yelvington

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you so much. I'm white & I needed to hear this!

  76. Ellie Rose

    Ellie Rose

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    reminder: if you are not black you do not have a say in who can and who cannot say the n-word !!

    • Bobby Schaffer

      Bobby Schaffer

      17 өдрийн өмнө

      Everyone can say it all day in Every sentence. To limit speech is oppression.

  77. Orsy Godri

    Orsy Godri

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Amazing!

  78. Kala Bender

    Kala Bender

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    “Why do they care more about white on black than black on black” For starters....No black man has ever murdered another black man for being black...

    • Pelumi Akeroro

      Pelumi Akeroro

      Өдрийн өмнө

      @Theo Bell What? How is oppression in their mind? Don't make a claim that bold without explanation so please go ahead and explain.

    • Jonna Rogers

      Jonna Rogers

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      That has happened in our country but when gas it happened recently? And there have been white people murdered for being white. This crap is a distraction from the real work we have to do in this country. And that work is centered on class.

    • Nijel

      Nijel

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      This is a fact.

    • Theo Bell

      Theo Bell

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      No, just because the other black guy "disrespected" the other black guy somehow. The oppression is in your mind.

    • Quez Patton

      Quez Patton

      14 өдрийн өмнө

      Because you have to find a subject and speak about that subject and he picked a different subject not all the people can't be talking about one thing you have to find something to talk about and work on that

  79. Matt

    Matt

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Jesus Christ people there is a difference between N word with a 'ER' and one with an 'A'. ER should never be uttered even by black people. N word with a 'A' is literally synonymous with "bro" or or Mexican Americans saying "ese"

  80. qsat

    qsat

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    The racism in usa is mentality of this country. In normal environment society teach each other how to be respectfull to other member of this society. In racism environment they teach people how to be tolerant. I mean if someone still doesn't belive that racism exist in U.S., he simply doesn't want to. And it exists from both sides.

  81. Kaiden Clemmons

    Kaiden Clemmons

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    This isn't a conversation, its a monolog

  82. Victor Penuel

    Victor Penuel

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    I am a white guy with strong ideals - when I ask questions and try to reach out, blacks in my area repel me with the line "YOu don't understand- you don't have the "black experience." I know I don't understand, but I do understand that I don't understand. I do understand the ideals of equal opportunity, liberty and Justice for ALL. Help me bridge the gap. I lived in France as a kid- Army brat. My dad thought me that the French have differences- difference isn't better or worse- it is simply different, yet in many ways, the the same. My wife and I are, at times, very different. As a young guy, that stifled me and challenged my authority. Along the way, I earned that the differences were valuable. After 40 year, we have been through ups and dons- an amazing adventure. She covered my blind spots. There is strength in diversity. As in driving, of course I have blind spots, and my moral and professional responsibility is to be aware of them, don't run over someone because of them, and alert others on the road to drive with care. I don't understand, so help me rather than pushing me away.

  83. Snicker Furfoot

    Snicker Furfoot

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    This is a great video, and thank you for captioning it (although it frustrates me that the captions aren't 100% accurate). I have audio processing issues, and the captions help me retain information better, but when they don't match the audio, I often lose the thread. Let me know if you want some extra help with them in the future.

  84. Carlos Celedón Morandé

    Carlos Celedón Morandé

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you!!

  85. Anne Henderson

    Anne Henderson

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    👏👏👏👏

  86. bladozer

    bladozer

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    The "N" word probably wouldn't be used that much anymore if people stopped using it in the past. A lot of black people kept using it between each others and kept that word alive instead of burying it. Of course racist people use it too, i'm not saying that the fault is only on black people, but what if the word stopped from circulating years ago it probably wouldn't be used in 2020 and it's a fact that apart from racist people a lot of black people still continued to use that word themselves against each others. @Glendarelli has a great point and if people stopped using it years ago the word probably wouldn't be that viral.

  87. Andrea Hampton Mills

    Andrea Hampton Mills

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    You can’t teach someone something they already know. My hope and prayer is that enough people who want to learn will have a open heart and mind to receive and positively process what this series has to offer.

  88. Holly Ruskauff

    Holly Ruskauff

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    I've always compared using the "N" word to insulting your family. For example, I can call my brother an idiot, but nobody else better do it. So...black people can call each other that, if they want, but nobody who's not black better do it.

  89. Sandy Shore

    Sandy Shore

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Very insightful my brother and very well said. Oh, happy belated birthday too! 😊

  90. Patrick O'Finnigan

    Patrick O'Finnigan

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Very articulate and should be on tv. I disagree about the N word as he says it. No one should be using it. It should be retired from common use. Saying one group can use a thing and not another is discrimination and hypocritical. Just to be clear, I think that the N word needs to be retired. But can’t do that when it is so popular amongst black rappers and comedians. I would rather UCWABM have said that we should be trying to get to a spot in history where it is put away.

  91. JMLady GodsGrace

    JMLady GodsGrace

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Very good!

  92. KatherineLeda

    KatherineLeda

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you

  93. Tom A. Hawk

    Tom A. Hawk

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Blah blah blah. Ur on MNmore dude! How much u make? More than all the poor whites. If you believe in white privilege all the poor white people ought to be and not you. Smh this is dumb

    • Tom A. Hawk

      Tom A. Hawk

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Jordan Johns I have already stated I don’t think it will go away. What would you suggest? I would say that I don’t think Barak Obama let racism stop him. Nor did it stop Lebron James or Satchel Paige or Jackie Robinson. What you seem to suggest is that we nerf the world by removing all the bad things because people can’t handle any adversity. Excuses excuses

    • Jordan Johns

      Jordan Johns

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Tom A. Hawk The fact that you think if black people work hard enough racism will go away.

    • Tom A. Hawk

      Tom A. Hawk

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Jordan Johns what part didn’t you understand?

    • Jordan Johns

      Jordan Johns

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Tom A. Hawk What? You’re not making any sense

    • Tom A. Hawk

      Tom A. Hawk

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Jordan Johns never did I SAYS ignore it. I just think people are looking to be outraged and make a case against anything and everything. I work with black superiors and you think they think they’re repressed or oppressed? No way. They worked hard to get where they are. maybe it should be ignored the way you’d ignore a temper tantrum thrown by a toddler.

  94. Dontshutmeup

    Dontshutmeup

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Don't do fentanyl

  95. Christopher Lowder

    Christopher Lowder

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    I sincerely appreciate you for starting this series of videos.

  96. Ethan Grett

    Ethan Grett

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    This guy is an idiot. But hes an educated black person so it makes sense

    • Jordan Johns

      Jordan Johns

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Ethan Grett Nobody’s crying. Someone talking about their experience as a black person in America doesn’t make them an idiot just because you don’t want to hear about it.

    • Ethan Grett

      Ethan Grett

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Jordan Johns "it is this way because it is" thats what im hearing. Yes bad things happen. But slavery would still be around if it wasnt for white people fighting for equal rights. I feel like everyone is just forgetting that part. Like the slavers lost were doing our best please stop crying

    • Jordan Johns

      Jordan Johns

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Ethan Grett You know that slavery was a thing. Just because it says that everyone was created equal doesn’t mean that they actually though that way.

    • Ethan Grett

      Ethan Grett

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Jordan Johns "all men shall be created equal"

    • Jordan Johns

      Jordan Johns

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Ethan Grett The constitution was created with only white men in mind.

  97. InfiniteButthurt

    InfiniteButthurt

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    I dunno if this will ever be seen but a question I have is if I live in a predominantly white area, if I don't know how to interact with a black person the casual and natural way I interact with a white person, how do I change that? I understand that educating myself is the most important step, and that its not black peoples job to educate me, but even if I read all these books and articles, I know that I will still be uncomfortable interacting with black people, because it's not something I've had the opportunity to do very often. It's not like I can walk up to a black person on the street and say hey do you want to have a conversation, its not polite. I'd like to say I don't see color, or that I'd never treat anyone of a different race as lesser, but in reality, I dont know how to interact with black people. I look back on conversations I've had and think wow, that thing I said was not okay, was not appropriate, or was uncomfortable, and wondered why they didn't say anything. And I'm starting to learn that its like death by 1000 cuts, that the black man who's hair I touched did not say to stop because its happened to him so many times, because he's afraid to be seen as aggressive, because my discomfort can be equivalent to his fear. But no matter how much I reflect, at the end of the day the way that I learned a lesson came at the expense of a black man's comfort. How do I confront that type of ingrained, unintentional racism if I don't have the opportunity to try again? And how can I work to better myself in a very social and interactive way so that if that opportunity arises again I dont make a new mistake? Educating myself on systematic racism and oppression helps me see why things are the way the are, but it doesn't help me get over that anxiety I feel when talking to someone black. What is the best way to confront that without making it the person I'm talking to's job to tell me what mistakes I've made?

    • joe public

      joe public

      21 өдрийн өмнө

      There's a TED talk by a guy in South Africa who decided to conquer his fear of blacks by moving into a black township! I can't find it though to give you the link...

  98. Kerry White

    Kerry White

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    you are amazing i want you to have a tv or streaming show

  99. Lenny Felix

    Lenny Felix

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Rich People of any Color are Oppressing People in Todays Time.

  100. Melissa Valerio

    Melissa Valerio

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    This is great, is it a Podcost?

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