Let’s Talk: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man with Matthew McConaughey

Had an enlightening conversation/ debate for the first time in a while at my work place today. For those who don’t know I work as a part-time server, so you can imagine how monotonous the job at hand can be. In short, this conversation ignited a fire that I knew had to be relit and as a result, felt inclined to share this video with you guys today. It’s moments like this that remind me of how short sighted I can be in recognizing my own individual power, thus inhibiting my own self from continuing on my mission as an artist and educator.

For those who self-educating on the subject of social inequality and injustice, I advise you to give this video a moment of your time. Emmanuel Acho interviews Matthew McConaughey in calling out his own behavior as a white individual in the perpetuation of systematic oppression and racism. It is an interview that only scratches the surface of but is insightful and impactful never the less. Acho discusses the analogy of coronavirus to the black lives matter movement and touches upon the argument of “all lives matter”, white allergies, back-handed compliments, micro aggressions, etc. Never meant to point fingers and making this a blame game but only to acknowledge the importance of history and simply act upon this acknowledgment.

Check out more of Acho’s videos on his channel here.

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