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Publisher Description

This program is read by the author, and includes a bonus conversation.

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 listener’s curiosity—but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

Emmanuel Acho
hr min
November 10
Macmillan Audio

Customer Reviews

JulianChild ,

Bravely Honest

Acho knows how to talk to the fearful ignorant white man. Today, I was listening to an interview on NPR and what drew me to this book was the inclusive term, "My white brothers and sisters ..." I was immediately drawn into everything he had to say because that term broke down the divisive wall of fear in me, saying to me, I understand why you don't understand and I'm here to help you understand.
Every once in a while someone uses simplistic words that hit me like a ton of bricks. When it comes to involvement in the BLM movement, these words were, "Just because you can't do everything doesn't mean you shouldn't do anything." In this book, Emmanuel says he will help me understand the best ways in which I, a white male, can be most helpful in this movement. I am open to anything big or small and looking forward to it.

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