Amid the uprisings across the country protesting police brutality, some whites ask how they can be better allies.
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey asked the same question to former NFL player Emmanuel Acho.
While appearing in Acho's uncomfortable conversations with a Black Man talk show on YouTube, the Dallas Buyers Club actor asked, "How does someone like me; how can I do better as a person? How can I do better as a man? How can me it. " better than white man? "
Acho replied, "You have to acknowledge that there is a problem so that you can take more responsibility for the problem. The first step to confirm is to sit in this chair opposite a black man and say: & # 39; OK , I may not be talking about you Emmanuel Acho, but I may be talking about people who look like you. "
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He went on to say, "You have to acknowledge implicit bias; you have to acknowledge that you see a black man and for some reason you would consider her a threat rather than a white man – probably because society told them so."
McConaughey admitted, "I didn't see the other side of the coin when I started with part of the context in which you put things, even with the very simple things that are obvious, like math. Yes, whites and blacks can everything was difficult, but whites never had a hard time because of the color of their skin. It's an obvious thing. "
He added, "I can see that, but I never looked at this side of the coin until you mentioned it. I delve deeper into how I look at things and how I look at myself."
Watch the full interview:
Acho also discussed his interview with Good Morning America this morning (June 10), see the following interview: