Matthew McConaugheyAsking myself, “How can I do better as a white man?”
It was a matter of discussion with him Emmanuel Eko, A former NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles who is now hosting the YouTube series Rough conversation with a black man. The two sat down together for episode two of Emanuel’s show, which largely focused on the questions McConaghy had for Ako on matters such as racial equality, “white allergies” and more.
To begin, McConaughey questioned whether he could work on improving himself as “a human”.
Acho advised, “Personally, you have to accept the inherent prejudice. You have to accept that you will see a black man and for whatever reason, you will see them as more of a threat than a white man. Possibly because society told. For you. ” He said that the conversation they are engaging in is already a step in the right direction.
McConaughey then asked Eko what he believes the future holds for the Black Lives Matter movement: “Is Black Lives Matter a banner for now? Yes, but is it a banner that is a bridge? Is it? You want to see us when we will see Black? Lives Matter and we understand that this is all agreed, then we can wave the flag of ‘All Lives Matter’?
The former athlete responded “I think it’s not that yet. For example, right now we’re facing the world’s biggest epidemic for the Spanish flu. We all know that the coronavirus, COVID-19, is just now Focusing on finding a remedy. That disease. We’re focused on finding a remedy for that strain of the flu. It’s not to say that cancer doesn’t matter; it’s not to say that HIV doesn’t matter Doesn’t; it’s not to say that ALS doesn’t matter. All those things still matter, but right now the coronovirus is killing people. So on the same token Matthew, that’s what I propose once we get these black lives Who are being unjustly eliminated by the grace of God if we can achieve them. To deal with such conversations – and I hope everything is happening at home – then we all There may be a point to focus on something. ”
But, Acho said there wouldn’t be equality until True Detective called him a “white allergy”. As Emmanuel explained, people have these implications that are shown through “backhand complements”, such as when they were told in high school that they didn’t dress or talk like “you’re black”.
He said, “I didn’t realize how aggressive it was at the time. It wasn’t until I realized, ‘Wait a second, you were assuming that black people are not educated; you were assuming that That being black is like wearing a doe-rag or wave cap and tearing my pants off; you’re assuming something about black people and I refute that notion and I’m not black as a result. “
Acho thought he had no intention of insulting them, adding that he knew they “mean nothing”. But he explained that this is why it is called “white allergy”, because “whites do not recognize the unintentional loss of their statements”.
Acho ended his conversation on this note: “People should take responsibility for saying, ‘You know? Maybe I’m a part of the problem; maybe I’m not just taking this issue I can fix it by being racist, but also anti-crest. Maybe I can level the playing field and make it a fair fight. ”
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