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Saturday, June 06, 2020

Emmanuel Acho posted the first episode of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man to his social media this week. The Nigerian-American NFL player created it in response to those looking to him, asking how they can help in the current climate.

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One of the worst and most ironic things we do in this country is not talking about politics in "polite" company in order to "keep the peace". When we avoid talking politics this is what we get.

#1 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-06-06 04:21 AM | Reply

It's sad that this kind of education is still necessary in 2020.

#2 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-06-06 12:33 PM | Reply

Listening is asking a lot.
Especially when it comes to race.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-06 01:58 PM | Reply

The act of listening is a powerful way of indicating both humility and openness. Resisting the urge to respond, disagree, or make points of your own is often the most difficult act of discipline and self control a person can exercise. We all seem to think that we know so much, or somehow know it all. It is hard to accept that in many ways, we know nothing.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-06-06 02:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just out of curiosity, who lays down their guard to listen?

Is it everyone?

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-06-06 03:46 PM | Reply

I ask because 80 years ago, I had relatives in a concentration camp in Latvia. Some are still alive.

Is there something they need to atone for?

#6 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-06-06 03:50 PM | Reply

Is there something they need to atone for?
#6 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

How should we know?
Have you tried asking them?
No, you're too much of a coward.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-06 04:03 PM | Reply

"Just out of curiosity, who lays down their guard to listen?"

Your comment underscores the difference between hearing and listening.

When someone says their cries fell on deaf ears, it doesn't mean their cries weren't heard. It meant nobody listened.

Kaepernick taking a knee fell on deaf ears. Everyone heard, few listened. Roger Goddell didn't listen.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-06 04:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 | Posted by madbomber

Your relatives should be listened to as well. Moder8 is correct listening is very powerful. You have to be open though. It certainly opened my eyes. EVERYONE should lay down their guard and listen to people different from themselves. This isn't just a one way thing. There is no perfect or easy answer.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-06-06 04:13 PM | Reply

For some reason, I don't think MBs peeps were the ones interred.

#10 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-07 01:15 AM | Reply

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