Uncomfortable conversations with a black man
- 305.8 A179 (CEN, OSH, POW)
New York : Flatiron Books 2020.
viii, 244 pages ; 22 cm
"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." -- Provided by publisher.
"An Oprah book."
- Part I: You and me
- The name game: Black or African American?
- What do you see when you see me?: implicit bias
- The false start: white privilege
- Cite your sources or drop the class: cultural appropriation
- The mythical me: angry black men
- Nooooope!: the n-word
- Part II: Us and them
- The house always wins: systemic racism
- Shifting the narrative: reverse racism
- The fix: who's governing the government
- Thug life: justice for some
- Picking up the pieces: the Black family struggle
- Part III: We
- Love wins: the interracial family
- Good trouble: fighting for change
- Your presence is requested: how to be an ally
- Breaking the huddle: how to end racism.