UU Forum on Racism and White Privilege: “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”
Video with retired NFL player Emmanuel Acho, discussion led by Kathleen McKenna.
Here is how Acho describes the series: “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, is a safe place to have the uncomfortable conversations about race that many white 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”, or 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.” We will watch 1-2 of his brief conversations together and then discuss them.