Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man

Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man

An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series
“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”


“You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. “There is a fix,” Acho says. “But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations.”

In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask—yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader’s curiosity—but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight.
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Title:Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250800466
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  • Jenna

    "For all of you who lack an honest black friend in your life, consider me that friend. My arms are open wide, friends. My heart, too."With these words, Emmanuel Acho invites us to the table, invites...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ If we can truly integrate white people and black people together, working in tandem, that’s when our world will make its joyful noise....

  • Brandice

    Emmanuel Acho takes on questions about cultural appropriation, white privilege, and more in Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man. Despite being a big sports fan, I only recently heard of Emman...

  • melhara

    December 10, 2020 Review:I finally got my hands on the audiobook and it was just as good as I thought it'd be!I was a bit worried that the book would simply rehash all the conversations from Emmanuel ...

  • Brian

    I came to this book after having watched some of the titular videos on YouTube. They were interesting, but not as pointed as this work. Let me be clear from the outset: Emmanuel Acho is wrong. Dead wr...

  • Carmel Hanes

    I heard Acho interviewed by Brene Brown and decided to read his book as a follow-up. I've read a number of books detailing our continuing battle to truly become "one race, indivisible, with liberty an...

  • Korrie?s Korner

    I wish every non poc person would read and absorb this book!“If things go the way I want, you will leave this book with an increased understanding of race. You will have more empathy and grant peopl...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    Very nice listen! RTC...

  • Beedoh

    I want to preface this by saying I completely support the initiatives that Acho advocates for, but the quality of the writing made the book that much harder to read. I felt the need to write a review ...

  • farith

    a strong and very straightforward book.review to come....