Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker who’s now an ESPN analyst, launched a new social media show called “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” where he shares his perspective on racial issues.
“Dear white people, for days you’ve asked me what you can do to help. I’ve finally found an answer. Let your guard down and listen,” he wrote on both Instagram and Twitter along with a video of his first episode which is nearly 10 minutes long.
“Welcome to the first of hopefully many episodes of ‘uncomfortable conversations with a black man.’ In the midst of all this chaos in our world so many of y’all have reached out to me and by y’all, I mean white people reached out to me asking, ‘How can I help? How can I join in? How can I stand with you?’ So I’ve created this for you,” Acho said at the top of the video.
The Texas native said in order to stand with black people one must have to be educated on issues that pertain to black people.
He said white people need to get fully educated “so that you can feel the full level of pain, so that you can have full understanding. I firmly believe that if the white person is your problem, only the white person can be your solution.”
“This is made for you, my white brothers and sisters, to increase your level of understanding so that you can increase your level of compassion and lead ultimately to change. So consider this a safe space to answer so many questions that I’ve seen from y’all,” he continued.
In the social media show, Acho addresses four questions: “Why are black people rioting instead of protesting peacefully?” “Why does white privilege exist?” “How come you can say the N-word and we can’t?” and “How come black people care more about white on black crime than black on black crime?”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law