Emmanuel Acho sits down to have another uncomfortable conversation, where he directly addresses questions and emails from white brothers & sisters, all over the world.
Pathetic victimology. I don't feel empathy for you. I feel disgust.
I was looking for an insightful perspective on issues such as "reverse racism" and found this. I'm glad I did, however, I always find issue with the definition of racism that requires that it is coming from a position of power. Just my two cents but I feel like anytime you denigrate someone based on their race, use a racial slur, mistreat someone because of the skin they were born with, that is racism. For the definition i sometimes run into(such as here), I would just classify that as systemic racism - which encompasses legislation that unfairly disenfranchises any minority group, policies that result in the school to prison pipeline/prisons for profit(lack of funding and resources in schools etc that results in higher incidences of crime and disproportionate numbers of arrests as well as harsher penalties for similar offenses). The various factors that limit employment opportunities for many minorities (refer back to school stuff, differences in language, names, hairstyles or whatever else may keep them from even being considered because of bias of the interviewer, company leadership or whoever) and the many other ways that people can be put at a disadvantage in life simply because of their race.
I mean you would think that if slavery was the cause of the separation of husband and wives, that when slavery was over that husbands and wives would be glad to be together. It should’ve caused more desire to remain with a family rather than separation. I’m not sure how I see that slavery back then causes separation of the family today cause I guarantee you that no one today ever thinks “Oh I’m leaving my family because my great great grandparents lived separately”. No one thinks that.
He's a bit wrong, it did not start with slavery. No black man alive today was alive during slavery, it was the welfare state that created the biggest fracture. Prior to the Civil Rights movement there was LESS single black parenthood than there is today. He states the pure facts about single parenthood and its negative effects on society as a whole.
I want to know how you would respond to Morgan Freeman on 60 Minutes talking about BLM
The fracture in the black family did not start with slavery. In fact this fatherless rate in the black community didn't emerge until the late 60's. The fatherless rate can be directly correlated with the welfare state brought about by the racist ideology of the left. The racism of lower expectations is palpable, even in these videos. There is no such thing as black culture, that is a myth. There are innumerable cultures within black people. Same goes for so called white culture. There is no such thing as reverse racism, there is just racism, and it is independent of pigmentation.
I honestly just wanna know how wearing your hair a certain way is connected to racism. The fact some of y’all really think that when shut people wear braids they’re stealing black culture is astonishing. No they just wanna style their hair a certain way were in the 21st century grow up and take responsibility for your own problems
I’m all for building up each other and black history month is a good concept so we as a society never forget the horrors of slavery. But I have an additional thought to the question on reverse racism because I think the point kinda got skipped around on. When I think of reverse racism I think of our society today where I know the equity on power is definitely not even yet but blacks have more power now historically than ever and that’s where the concept of racism lies. If a black person thinks less of someone solely based off the color of their skin without getting to know them isn’t that wrong? If we respect each other’s culture and thoughts over the color of each other the possible dialogue we could have are endless. I mean everything with the most respect it’s just hard to get the point across on here! I love the series and what you are trying to do with your videos keep up the good work!!!
So the statistics have never been better? You’re claiming that ever since slavery, black men have been abandoning their family? That’s factually incorrect... it deteriorated last century... so how are you blaming slavery for shit that only started changing around the 1950’s/1960’s? Get out of that victim mentality, cause THAT is what is really holding you back...
Reverse Racism doesn't exist, Racism exists. To imply reverse racism exists you have to imply that a certain group of people can only be racist so that if someone is racist against them that it's reverse. The problem is that racism is about superiority over another person based on race and targeting someone for being a certain race is by definition racist. Reverse racism in concept is inherently racist because it implies superiority, it doesn't matter who you are, if you discriminate someone for their race your a racist.
This seems very scripted and you miss a lot of back and forth content and context.
I didn’t know any of this thank you
The whole braid discussion is so dumb. Braids have been worn in many cultures for thousands of years. No single "race" has a claim to them. You wear your braids, no sane person will give a damn.
I dont agree with you analysis on broken families, if slavery were the cause the stats would be getting progresively better or at least tracking with those of white families as we moved further away from slavery. I think you need to re examine this issue as the causes are I think far more concerning and insidious and will be hard to address, particularly if scapegoating slavery becomes a thing.
That about slavery was true, but it doesn't explain what's going on with black families. Because in the 30s that wasn't the case, not in the 40s, the 50s, the 60s, the 20s, sorry bud but the numbers just don't hold up to it. Black people had strong families, and then, they didn't. Also, you VIEW YOURSELF as a visitor to America. And that is sooooo telling. Why would you? Black people have been here right along with white people since the founding of the country. You're no visitors, black people have as much root in this land as white. Granted the history is ... Darker (bad pun? Oops), but really, hell you could call an Italian guy whose parents immigrated here a visitor more than you could call a black guy whose family has been here since 1750. I'd call none of them visitors, but hey.
from what i’ve seen “reverse racism” isn’t what you think it is. I understand the black history month example. But every time i’ve seen reverse racism used in a sentence it’s been when someone is insulting or generalizing a white person. It’s not systemic, but rather a reference to personal interactions.
Don't know why people keep calling it "reverse racism" like it's a form of racism. It's either racism or it isn't
Thomas Sowell quoted statistics that said the black family in the 60s and 70s mirrored the percent of white single family homes... So slavery could have an effect, but blacks as a whole moved away from 2 parent homes at some point in the last 60 years. How could it have been because of slavery when the black family had made progress toward the family unit more recently? I am trying to remain open minded and look at both sides of the argument
You have a line of people... Waiting in line for well whatever.... Now you start looking at that line of people under microscope. Turns out that there are some white and some black and some other races in that line... Reverse racism is going in that line and employing racism to rearrange people based on their race: not fair this part of the line shall have black, white, green etc in that order. Reverse racism is an attempt to "fix" racism by employing racism. The fact that you have a mixed line is already good. Race should have nothing to do with opportunity, fairness or application of the law. Given current situation with reverse racism, you start to wonder whether certain award or appointment was actually earned and well deserved or is it just a case of reverse racism.
I'm not sure his first point really holds up when you consider that single parent households were very uncommon in black families in the mid 20th century, and have increased since then.
When you speak of "reverse racism".... black people get "black history month" but we don't get a "white history month". This totally reminded me of an interview Morgan Freeman was in. (1) Morgan Freeman's Thoughts on racism and black history month!!! #blacklivesmatter - ALthe I love how he leave the "interviewer" absolutely SPEECHLESS. One thing I would like to bring up that is VERY RARELY even mentioned.... if at all...... is the fact we are not BORN with the "hate"..... the "hate" is programmed into us.... If you watch little kids... they have no problems "mingling" with others and go on about their routine of "playing"..... they are "colorblind". Sure kids are some of the most "mean" people on EARTH..... they are brutally honest and have very little or NO filter at all. They can be and are RELENTLESS at poking fun at the "other kids" to elevate themselves higher..... but..... they are "colorblind". They may make jokes and poke fun of someone who has a big ugly "birthmark" that is very noticeable..... but not because one is "black" and one is "white"..... they are color blind.... if they are "isolated" from the other "group" and one day they happen to encounter one... they instantly know they are "different" than them because they are "black"..... sometimes "fear" happens and they are afraid because of the dark skin.... but if they do happen "meet".... the meeting has more "curiosity" in the encounter than the "hate". Kids are assholes.... BIG ASSHOLES..... cruel.... and wield it RELENTLESSLY, and when their "gang" gets together, it is AMPLIFIED as they feed off each other while they "attack" their "prey"... but is just as likely to be color mixed group of friends than a all one color group attacking the "other" color. They are color blind....but are world experts at zeroing in on any "flaws" you might have and they are awesome at making sure you KNOW about them flaws..... but being "black" or "white" isn't one of them "flaws" until that ideology is programmed into their brain.... only then does "color" become a "flaw". I grew up in the HEARTLAND of "Hate".... most of my family is from the area of "Harrison Arkansas" and surrounding areas. I grew up listening to the "hate" where the "hate" was "normal" and "common"..... as a result... I pretty much grew up around "white" kids. 2nd grade when I was 7 or so we moved to Dallas, Texas for like 6 months (they decided to run back to "the hills"). I went from 99-100% all white community never even seeing a "black person" until we got to Dallas/Richardson. The apartment complex we was in was 99% blacks/Hispanics.... There was 1 other "white" family in the entire complex including surrounding complexes. I was a "kid" in a complex FULL of "kids".... only I was the "odd one out" now. Even though the "hate" was spoken as "normal language" until then.... All I could see was other KIDS to play with.... Dad wasn't too "happy" when we migrate to my place.... because they were "other than white"..... but... didn't throw a huge fit because it was either them or sit at home all day every day and not have any "friends" (I think mom had a little say in that). It is hard to program in the "hate" as it is..... One small thing to smile about in the world of "slavery" was that the small children.... black slave.... or white master.... the children did not see the "world" that way and even though the "lines" were drawn and set.... the children only saw the others as children and they did what kids do... create their own world out of their imagination and there were no longer white masters/black slaves.... but friends conquering whatever world they created for the day. I'm not saying they were 100% oblivious to the "situation" but the kids did play together as "kids" not "black or white". Maybe we need to quit being "adults" and learn something from the "children" for a change.... You can have a white dog and a black dog..... you don't see or view the black dog as "flawed" because it has black fur..... It is equal to the white dog.... never view its "black fur" as a "flaw" compared to other dogs. I worked with a younger black girl couple years ago.... She came into work one day saying she found a noose hanging in a tree in her front yard. She couldn't believe she found it in her tree... I had to tell her it could have been worse... She asked me how it could get ANY worse than finding a noose in her tree.... I had to tell her she could be IN the noose..... I didn't tell her to scare her or anything..... but to "inform" her about the kind of people that would leave something like that in your tree.... those people don't play around.... and if anything happened to her and I DIDN'T say anything about the potential "danger" that very well could exist.... I would have to live with that. She was nieve... almost like a kid is.... she knew of the idea of it.... but even with saying it could be worse than a noose in your tree... she was clueless about it.... like it only existed in scary movies or far in the past.... I actually had to tell her that her being IN it.... is the thing that could be worse.... It is sad THAT level of 'hate" still exists even in the modern world.... where someone would kill someone else for no other reason.... than the color their skin is..... Some say that don't really exist anymore.... where lynching people no longer happens and mass "racism" is no longer a part of our society as a whole.... The reason I had tell a young girl that the possibility of her being IN a noose she found in her front yard.... is because it DOES still exist.... This is how a WHITE guy was treated in Harrison, AR (National Headquarters of KKK) holding a BLM sign.... When I said I grew up listening to the "hate" being preached.... and how it was spoken as if it were "normal" and "acceptable"..... This is a WHITE guy holding a BLM sign in Harrison (1.5 hours away from me and the area where most my family is from and lives). althe.info/number/0qfOnKqkbHh2p9Q/video
1:08 all you need to hear we need to stop blaming minority failures on the white man we need to “take accountability” as he always says and pull our own communities together. Noone is gonna help us we need to pull ourselves up and help eachother up to move forward guiding and keeping the younger generation off the streets and disciplined so they’re wise enough to make the right choices in life.
Ok let's start taking accountability and work with what we got, if a black boy from the hood gets a new car and new clothes from his success the police question it's stolen and his life could come to an end there so to does his success and and note that we took accountability when we built Tolds and rosewood during a time racial prejudice was ingrained Into law and it was burnt down we've been silent to long it's one thing taking accountability it's another not blaming your oppressor for anything
There is no such thing as reverse racism its just racism
On this topic of "reverse racism" I have a different question. I am a white male, and for 1, have never had an issue with a person because of the color of their skin. To me a "black man" is just a man. The fact that they are black or white or native, or oriental or what ever, has never entered my mind because i was raised to believe that all men (meaning human not males only) are truly created equal. My question is, why is it ok for other races to me racist towards whites considered ok and acceptable? I was raised to know that it is never ok to judge someone on how they look, on how they may appear, but i have experienced that judgement towards myself because they don't look at me for me, they look at me as white. Isn't that the same as what the whites in the past did to blacks? It is not right and it is not fair. I personally have never done anything mean or detrimental towards the black community. My parents, grandparents, and great grandparents, have never done anything detrimental towards the black community. I get that in the past, people like me did terrible, unspeakable, horrendous things to a whole nation of people, and for that, i say they should pay for their sin's, but why should the sin's of others count against me and my family when we were not involved and fervently opposed to those that did act and think that they were superior to another based upon the color of their skin. I 1,000,000% believe and raise my own children to believe in those immortal words spoken by Dr.King " I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.". Isn't that the goal? Isn't that the paradise we all seek? That we no longer see skin tone and instead treat others as equals because this is not a "white" world or a "black" world, this is our world. Together, hand in hand, arm in arm, striving to make this place better for all people, young and old, black and white, male and female, together as 1 people. Please, help me to understand here, because i honestly do not understand.
Lol....Acho totally skipped 2 generations of b Americans, when their marriage rates were as high as YTs.....Between 1910-1950 They were on par. So to victimize he goes back to the 1800s, then jumps to present and says LOOOK! hahah
"I navigate America as a visitor" Struck me hard. As an indigenous woman I also navigate America as a visitor. When I was born it was still illegal to practice my culture... yet we did anyway. I was taken away at age 10 just as my grandparents were taken away from their parents to be placed in boarding schools to be 'assimilated'. I often feel homeless of community as a person too often mislabeled where social norm is to be unseen in urban settings. May I say these videos are so important to help end generational traumas in so so many ways. Change is coming (tears). Much much love.
bruh ya comment section filled w white ppl tryna defend racism by sayin we racist too lol
But somehow brother, 2 parents homes in the black race was over 80% in the 50’s, early 60’s. So how was it that those black people were not affected by your theory?
Because back then women and no legal right to devorce it was men and even those who did divorce were looked down upon and women would often end up on the streets or as sex workers without husband's because they where prevented from the same opportunitys as men
in the 1950 the black fam was the BEST most white people had 1 mom or dad in the home
Reverse racism has nothing to do with not having a 'white' history month. It only has to do with judging a person by the color of their skin. We see it all the time in the media when headlines specify 'WHITE' (fill in the blank) kills / assaults unarmed 'BLACK' person. The media wants to fuel racism flames in order to get more eyes watching their commercials. I look forward to the day where skin color is left out of headlines and judgement is viewed solely by someone's actions - not the color of their skin. Then we can truly come together as a people.
I just discovered you. Just now. This video is the first I watched. Thank you. I had a lot of frustration today regarding race. I wanted to give up and forget giving my support. You have changed my mind. This conversation was not uncomfortable. It was enlightening. I wanted to cry with relief. Thank you for explaining with what I can only refer to is love. Thanks for helping me understand. God bless you.
I find that the number one issue in the Racism and "reverse racism" conversations is that black people and white people have completely different views of what racism is. When black people talk about racism we talk about systemic racism. How the views of anti-blackness and white superiority have played into legislation and our "justice" system. On the other hand, when white people talk about racism they are talking about one's individual belief in racial superiority. How that plays out in everyday interactions. That is what makes this conversation a hard one to have. If we who come to the table can learn to have the same conversation then more change can happen.
Emmanuel, I appreciate your views and insights into what it is to be a black person in America. I listen and feel the pain suffering that racism has caused and still causes in America. What I feel would be most helpful would be for you to have these same "uncomfortable" conversations in the urban cities around the US, sitting with those that live and work and see the painful deaths like the little girl gunned down in a McDonald drive-thru. Black on black crime is at crisis point and NO ONE wants to spend the time and effort to talk about it let alone try to fix it. But at the same time their are those in positions of power wanting to "defund the police" and have made this a crucial goal so much so that our police departments in many cities are at the lowest point in morale and crime and shootings are at an all time high. You have the choice as a black man in America to speak to this topic. If you do this I guarantee people will listen. If not, and the uncomfortable conversations are ONLY with white people then how can any of us expect things to change in ALL areas in America. Thanks for listening!
We cling to skin color to define our tribes, I don't see how we can move forward without abandoning skin color as an identifier and finding something new to define us. Although historical identifiers like Religion and Patriotism, are equally if not more problematic... I believe humans are innately evil, and given time and opportunity, any people group would oppress others. So we as a human race, need to combat the concept of race at it's core. Your skin color does not increase or decrease your core value. I wish there was a straight forward solution we could all pursue together. I hate inaction, and wish there was something we could do to fix this world. Although, as a person without culture (3rd Gen German Jewish immigrant with no resemblance or cultural ties to Judaism), I find myself as a fat 30+ virgin homeschooled hetero "white" CIS male with no identity and no animosity toward any group. It's easy for me to say "abandon your culture", but if I'm honest, I doubt I'd do it if I actually had one.
This is not a healthy way of discussing race relations. Comparing “reverse” racism to an isolated incident of bullying behaviour is non sensical. I find this man is only on a mission to prove white bad black oppressed. Which isn’t helpful. I would never want to tell my kids - everyone is bullying you so that’s why you’re oppressed and will never succeed. People who succeed in life are not obsessed by race they are empowered by their individual ability and right to March forward and climb upwards. You can’t get very far if you’re always looking backwards, you can’t get very far if your too busy finding discrimination in everything ahead front of you. It’s a waste of energy to do that and is a recipe for failure. The message for all children, black, white and other should ALWAYS be you can be what you want to be so long as you work on it. The message of racism only serves to suppress growth throwing obstacles in the way to fear. To be successful is to succeed if this really was about empowering black people then this is what the focus should be. If it is about proving white people to be racist and wanting an apology with a narrative that stunts growth then this is what the focus should be. It’s a personal crusade for vindication and triumph despite the cost to the younger generations which is ugly to see. I know racism exists but when the individual narrative is that it exists without expression and is a crime of thought- then I can only assume the accuser is so impassioned by this theory because it is close to their own heart. People who look for racism in the minds and not actions of others are truly abusing themselves. And what are we telling mixed race children? That their white parent and that side of the family inherently hate them? It’s psychologically abusive.
I love these conversations but to attribute the problem of black fathers missing from their families to a backlash from slavery is quite a jump in logic, especially from someone with such a platform. Lets examine things thoroughly before making assumptions about the way things are! Thats how things move forward and make a better tomorrow. There is real danger in making assumptions and I believe people with not as wholesome of motives as many of the people watching and commenting on these videos take advantage of assumptions such as this.
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I think we can all agree with the term reverse racism is idiotic, however we might agree for different reasons. The term reverse racism at least how it's used here with regards to asking for or about a white history month when there's black history month is dumb for the reasons he listed. However I would defer to the great Morgan Freeman who said that he doesn't want a black history month either because black history is American history. Now with that said the reverse racism is usually used which is let's be frank it's always by white people is stupid because it's unnecessary You're creating a new term for no reason, because simply put reverse racism is literally just racism That's it. Comparing the use of the word reverse racism to describe say a white person being the victim of some sort of racism to him standing up to a bully and calling that reverse bullying is completely absurd. In one case the racism case you're talking about someone suffering and injustice and am excusing that injustice because hey white people can't be victims of racism they hold all the power or so says my critical race theory definition or redefinition of the word racism to be income all encompassing of other subforms of racism like systemic racism. Reverse bullying however is the silliest thing I've ever heard anyone say, because standing up to a bully is standing up to injustice and the act of standing up to that bully is in itself not an act of injustice, unlike using racism as a tool to fight racism. Racism is an injustice It doesn't matter who it's targeting doesn't matter what reason you're utilizing it for it's always an injustice I don't give a f*** what CRT scholars getting paid buckets of money want to say about the validity of utilizing racism as a tool for positive change. Anytime racism is used as a tool to try and promote positive change it's going to taint that particular change that it's making it's like you're making a deal with the devil because you think that the ends justify the means, but they don't because it's going to corrupt all of the underlying systems and things it's used to create.
Blaming slavery for modern divorce numbers is incorrect. Blacks statistically had more successful marriages and lower stats of single parent homes up until the 60s and 70s - SO, what changed between the 60's/70's and now? Welfare.
You seem like a reasonable guy, but you at least implied that black people can't be racist. I get so tired of that garbage. Anyone claiming that is convoluting ideas of racism in society and racist individuals. An individual can't hold institutional power, but an individual can certainly be a racist bigot. American society may have certainly been working in the favor of white people when discrimination and slavery were the literal law of the land, but that doesn't mean that a black man was (or especially is now) incapable of believing other people are inferior or deserving of physical and verbal abuse due to no other factor than the color of their skin. People can play games all day long with changing definitions, but that doesn't change the fact that any human who holds those kind of beliefs is equally a piece of garbage whether it be David Duke or Al Sharpton.
My mother was sexually assaulted and my father was beaten by groups of black folks during the race riots in central Illinois back in the day. Guess if I round up some “white brothers” and go do the same to some random black folks that didn’t have shit to do with the crimes committed against my parents.......well that’s just bullying the bully yeah? That’s how stupid you sound tryin to defend racism by calling it reverse racism or “bullying the bully”. You’re a bigot brother. Seek G-d. For the record my family is both black and white. Miss me with your “he’s a wacist” shit. I’ve beaten white bits that said the wrong shit to my kin and I’ve been beaten for it. Ain’t no internet fuck tards with a politically driven narrative and agenda going to change that.
Now for the fun part. My father, while being beaten by a mob of his “black brothers and sisters” was saved by a group of his brothers, young black men, the basket ball team, that knew him and knew what he was about. They risked their own skin to save my dads. I’d call any of those men Brother, no skin color required. There wasn’t anyone to save my mom but herself. And she did. Violently. The “black brothers” learned real quick that not all “white sisters” are meek and just gonna lay down. Then after having two sons of their own, my parents working two jobs a piece adopted my sisters. One black, one biracial. (Note:dont be the one to call my biracial sis black......she’s both and you’re not going to take one away from her to make yourself feel better or more comfortable...fair warning.). So yeah the lesson boys and girls is that racism is bad....no matter what color you are and who you’re doing it to. But I believe in equality and justice for all.....not just one cherry picked group that claims every sin committed against someone that LOOKS a little like them......was committed against themselves.....
Dudes just a racist that is accepted. Just like the Klan was a hundred years ago.
Most idiotic comparison ever
Reverse racism is the idea you can be racist to white people the exact same as any other race funny enough this idea was created by a white male in the early/mid 1900s after slavery ended as an excuse to continue exploiting them
RACISM IS RACISM
heres the things yall need to remember the suffix ism means part of a system. so for white people to experience racism it has to be part of a system which it isnt. therefore white people cannot experience racism. now that doesn't bean they can't experience prejudice or they can't be judged for their skin color they absolutely can but its not racism because its not being perpetuated by the system we have here in the west specifically the u.s
The person who says reverse rasism is a thing is a racist him self. Change my mind.
This guy encourages people to use slavery as an excuse to not succeed in life.
Well technically and historically it is slavery throughout all the Americas was 2-3 generations back And once slavery was abolished the government to this day did nothing to rehabilitate them in fact it was the slave owners who where payed and conspated for losing their slaves, then of course the newly freed slaves without a penny to their name took up farming and started to build their own communitys to attempt to integrate back Into society but the Jim crow laws and other legal racist activity such as lynching and KKK marches prevented them from ever growing to the level of white man cities for example rosewood grew to be just as big as white communities and the government approved of angry jelous white burning it down the settlements these black used to live in are today called ghettos, not to mention the disadvantages that comes from being black in America today particularly black and poor
@Campos De paula I didn't know the people in these communities are held at gunpoint to take drugs?
No he doesn't people who blame us for living in communities our grandparents or great grandparents where forced into after slavery with no reparations meanwhile rhe slave masters where rewarded riches for losing their slaves, and then it is rich white people who buy and sell the drugs into these communities
Dear Emmanuel, you are not only being racist against white people but you are also giving irresponsible fathers an excuse for not taking care of their kids and family. No white people come knock on your door and tell you to hit the road and leave your kids. Grow up and take responsibility. Second: Braids have nothing to do with black culture- they originated in Egypt.
good vid. that music tho..
If slavery caused the single parent house hold. Why was there a higher rate of 2 parent house holds in the 20s-60s then there is today?
@Campos De paula there are probably some valid points in your comment, but I don’t think it accounts for nearly 70% single parent household in today’s society
Because women didn't have a right to speak up and often where to scared to speak up either because their husband would become aggressive and if not she wouldn't be able to be independent because they don't her females in most places, it's also why lesbian women married men and carried their children
this is disgusting
not at all😂dont commit crimes and the cops will never bother u
Its the truth though
''reverse racism'' doesnt exist. There is just racism, anyone race can be racist towards any race.
@immasurvivor no it's racial prejudice racism is not as simple as a momentary offence racism can only effect people of colour because whites created it to benefit themselves in the long term they invented the concept of race and put themselves on top of a hiarchy, racial prejudice is when a person of colour racially discriminates a white person racism is when a person of colour is discriminated against/ made to have a disadvantage regardless of their feelings
@Campos De paula Bro....what? I dont think you get what im saying. If a black person is racist towards a white person its not reverse racism, its racism. Racism is racism.
But thats what reverse racism means that you can be racist equally to everyone hence the word "reverse" as in from white to black then black to white. I don't agree but it seems u do
althe.info/number/0nu6nKdymGWiibI/video ...educate before you say it's only been celebrated because white people are doing it now...
I would really like to see a panel of Candace Owens, Condoleezza Rice, and Ben Carson on an episode. Most of your guests and conversations, while educational, seem to fall on one side of the discussion. Bringing in strong black conservative men and women would make for a conversation that would show another perspective on this subject. Currently, there is not a platform that allows for both views to have a civil and calm conversation, and I believe you have an opportunity to inform your vast audience.
So why does the N word get spoken so much by black people to one another not cause the same problem as when the N word is spoken by someone white? To me it would seem that you wouldn't want to hear a word proclaimed as being so offensive come from anyone's mouth. And yes, I am asking what makes it different (I see it as reverse racism)
@Campos De paula so the black community has the stance of "do as I say (white people can't say the N word its racist)- not as I do (the N word isn't racist when we black people say it)
Because it doesn't have a fixed definition only the meaning we have given to it over the years socially so when a white person says it it means something different to when we say it our history is different
Emmanuel Having a month has nothing to do with " reverse racism" that lady is wrong. Racism is when a white person goes into a black neighborhood and get the shit beat out of him just because he's white and had the nerve in enter into your neighborhood. Or when you are walking home from school and you come across three black kids and they jump you for no reason but because your white. Racism isn't only a problem that any one race has it and problem is with the individuals that are racists What ever race you are. So there is no such thing as reverse racism that term should not even exist.
Emmanuel, your conversations, thoughtful responses to truly challenging situations and people, and your capacity for hope that we are better then our history and our current culture give me hope and inspire me to speak my own truth as a loving Mom and (one day) Mother-in-Law to a mixed race Caucasian-Chinese-Black family. Thank you . Keep bringing us truth - for those willing and able to hear it.
What a pseudo-religious bullshit is that. It is awful nobody realize for sick these videos are.
White Americans have to navigate through a minefield of liberals looking to check whitey's privilege at any chance.
We all know that it's totally fine when Dave Chapelle wears white-face, a straight-haired blonde wig, and uses eloquent vernacular.
You are calling these conversations uncomfortable because they are demanding, all be it poetically, white men to shut up and submit. Which is fine, you can do that. But it’s not a conversation. It’s a lecture.
Wat. Back in the 1950's and such the Black Family was just as nuclear as the White Family. The fracture started in the mid-1960's.
First of respect to you for how you articulate your argument. but the whole slavery broke our society has been proven not to be true. Thomas sowall has shown this is not the case with actual facts not just ideological word play designed to play on peoples emotions, please look into what he says about the black family unit during jim crow the evidence shows that the family unit was stronger back then than it is now , as for cultural appropriation many cultures wore braids including celts who were white so you really should look into the history of these things before making accusations of cultural appropriation. I cant understand why no one seems to listen to thomas sowall on this he is one of the most intelligent people on the planet and has shown the whole narrative to be wrong, is there an issue yes of course there is but if you refuse to listen to the facts that prove what you think is wrong, and this was not what caused the problem then it will never be fixed
I sit here and I do empathize. Slavery and racism is really just something that is really fucked up... One thing that I do find a little off putting though, is the fact that the one I am supposed to empathize with, is calling me the bully because I happen to have the skin colour that I have. This is what i find problematic with a lot of these views. People are looked at as a collective rather than an individual. Just because I happen to have the same skin colour as a potential white supremacy racist, doesnt mean that I agree with anything that he says. So cultrural appropriaction doesnt make sense to me either. Because you are basically fighting racism with racism. Are you saying that my because my ancestors did something and they are white, I somehow have something to do with what they did, because I am white?
Reverse racism doesn't exist it's called racism period. Jesus you people really are dense and apparently racist lmao. But keep playing the victim lol
Maybe they should ask why “black” men are absent. Could have something to do with criminal justice and ridiculous incarceration of “black” people
1. The issues with black fatherhood has less to do with slavery and more to do with a culture of drugs and "pimping". If you can't take responsibility as a father then that's on you, trying to blame it on the actions of others who you've never met and are long dead is how you become complacent in not living up to your potential. 2. Braids aren't owned by any one race. Vikings had braids well before they even knew Africa was a thing, and this concept of ownership and cultural appropriation is part of the problem anyway. Feel free to be yourself, no matter what that looks like. Don't be bullied out of it by people saying "that's my thing. I own that". Nobody owns a look. 3. Reverse racism is a racist concept. To think along the lines that racism when directed at someone white needs a different name because if doesn't count, you are a racist. 4. These videos should be called misinformed conversations with a black man.
The term "reverse racism" is a racist insult against white people because that implies that racism by default defenition is discrimination done by white people. It's almost as stupid as calling a beating by a black man with a whip "reverse whooping"
your a clown
Calling each other 'king' and 'queen' to me negates the actual status of the real titles in a way.
Okay that's the problem right there. You used the words 'forever tried to tear us down'. FOREVER? Seriously? That's insulting and disingenuous and negating all of the white people who fought for blacks to be free. White people who have defended black people's right to equality. White people who don't treat black people any differently than we do white people. Not that you should be beholden to us. You want acknowledgement - truth - etc? Don't paint us with a racist brush. Don't negate our contributions to ending "racial injustice" and promoting "racial equality". Every positive interaction with a black person diminishes racism. Every day. Every year. I defer to Thomas Sowell's definitions for the terms "racial equality" and "racial justice". I don't believe in "equality of results" since that can't be qualitatively nor quantitatively evaluated. Example I a white woman have been out of work for over two and half years. In spite of applying to around ten to fofteen jobs per Day. New jobs. IF I had white priviledge etc I'd not be in the compromised life I'm in. There are hundreds of thousands of us in the same leaky boat which negates a premise of priviledge.
Do black people look at what they've 'culturally appropriated" from white people? No I'm thinking not since for some that would remind them of slavery thanking the master. Nor should they. So every time I braid my hair I should bow and thank black people? The only one I bow to and thank daily is God. My parents and grandparents for being here. I do thank God daily for all of the people who have had an impact on my life positively and negatively even to all of the people who had any part in me having food, clothing and shelter. We can grow through negativity. We also can come closer through it. If we choose. Why this focus on individuality of culture? To me a waste of time and effort. Finding areas of commonality is what will unite us as a race - the human race. That's how I look at people. Always have. Individually different - important - special. Even moreso as a group. I prefer a life influenced by Judaism of gratitude.
Interesting points for a conversation. You have studied history of black people in this country to give you these historic references. White people for the most part don't sit and study why they do what they do. Nor why they say what they say. Maybe why they think what they think though maybe not. They're too busy figuring out what to do. References can be important though at some point you have to stop bashing innocent people over the head for things they haven't done. Things they haven't thought. Things they haven't said. We can't all be painted with the same brush.
These comments hurt my stomach 🤢 I think people are purposely refusing to see the point.
There's not such thing as reverse racism. It's just racism. It doesn't have velocity or direction. I always shift the stick to R when I want my racism to go in reverse.
if a group of black people walked up to one white man and told him that he is too white or that he’ll never be as good as a black man, what is that? racism. if you believe it’s not racism, then what is it? just because the governmental system is predominantly white or that there are more white people who hold power in america, doesnt mean that white people hold all of the power when it comes to society/social expectations. remember that “racism” is only a word that has been created to describe a meaning. the meaning if this word is discrimination of a person or group of people based on their race. i support the empowerment, uplifting, and awareness that is being raised for the black community. however, we are all human and need to look out for each other regardless of the race. it’s just as wrong for a black man to ignore the harassment of a white man as it is for a white man to ignore the harassment of a black man.
Came here for the comments...and I was not disappointed.😐
On the matter of single parent households in the black community, you make a very good point. To further that, in the same timeframe black people, in the US, couldn't really get married, white people often didn't have the option to NOT get married, especially when children were involved. That has definitely carried over into our modern day culture to a fairly significant degree. However, this explanation does run into a small problem if you consider the vast, and steady, increase in single parent households since the 50's and 60's.
Emmanuel, standing up for yourself and openly hating white people because they are white are not the same thing. Reverse racism isnt a thing, because hatred and prejudice towards white people is still racism.
"Statistically, you may be right", then presents the actual statistical evidence which proves it to be right. Then he "thought about it" and realized that events from 160 years, five generations ago, are what are keeping black parents from raising their children today. I don't know, man; maybe think about it some more.
Absentee fathers= generational curse? Way of life? More excuses?, Braids= should I wear them? Unclear, well, I like them and I see them as a fashion not cultural appropriation. Reversed racism = racism, I have met Black racist people.
Racism is racism. Color doesn't matter at all
I feel like this guy is just listing off a bunch of random unrelated statements and facts about black and white people/culture. Like... I don’t see his points or arguments about much. It seems like he’s just asking rhetorical questions and using unrelated data and making it appear as though he’s making supported points but he’s not really..
You couldn’t WAIT to say slavery.
You have a huge blind spot and should consider Bayesian Theory when applying all your use of probable/partly/not mainly, etc...you mention this partiality but then go on to speak about the subject as if its the only contributing factor.
Merriam-Webster definition of racism: a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
In the 40s, the percentage of black, single parent families was below 20%, so you're opinion on that is simply wrong. Also, racism is real in all races.
Dear Mr. Acho...I don't know much but I do know this: no amount of hate, violence, name calling, cross-burning, reparations, white privilege, division-ism, celebrating your blackness nor Confederate flag waving will lessen the pain and suffering of our forebears by one iota. And speaking of that erroneous and arbitrary concept known as "Race", my Grandmother told me back in 1963 after I asked her about the "race" problem she said, "Johnny, we are all pink on the inside." Gram had a 5th grade education at best but 40 years later and at a cost of 2.7 BILLION DOLLARS, The Human Genome Project pretty much proved her theory correct. I would cite more examples of her profundity but I am running low on time here so, for further reading, let me suggest Dorothy Roberts' FATAL INVENTION (HOW SCIENCE, POLITICS, AND BIG BUSINESS RE-CREATE RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY).
I disagree that it was slavery that broke up the black family unit. Prior to the sixties, a high percentage of black families had 2 parents. Since the sixties, the percentage of single-parent black families has steadily increased to what may be 70% or higher at the present. The Government made it profitable to have children raised by a single black mother because of the welfare system.
Laudable goals, but a ridiculously simplistic view of the issues. White contributions to racial issues in this country are well chronicled, but uncomfortable conversations go both ways...& simplistically explaining away & making excuses for black people's roles in their own situations & the state of racial tensions in the US, there will never be reconciliation. Then there's the matter of reconciliation not being enough for many people, but that's another discussion. & until black people learn that, save for a statistically insignificant number, they're talking to white people who had no part in slavery or the laws that allowed for the oppression of black people...either due to passage of time or their US ancestry not starting until after the Civil War. You also have to consider that if it weren't for the long history & continued actions of many white people, black people would have been enslaved for much longer, & likely still be living in actual oppression. You can say black people are still oppressed, but in an era when black people are successful in all areas & all levels of the public & private sectors, & black immigrants tend to be much more successful than natives, but it rightfully falls on deaf ears. When you frame every argument so that it has a "yeah, but...", you've already proven you either don't understand things like you think you do, or are not being honest about them.
Sry but...#ALM. Until all people understand this (black, white, yellow, purple ...) there will be no peace and understanding.
Acho mentions fatherless homes and acknowledges it as a common problem across all struggling with communities... then says slavery is a possible reason for this... the “legacy of slavery” argument. Acho I highly recommend you read some Thomas Sowell and you may be surprised to find the decline of the black nuclear family started in then1960s with the expansion of the welfare state. Black people and black communities were actually thriving and had an upward trajectory despite going through slavery and segregation! This isn’t to say those were good times for black people in America, but just how impressive it is that black people and black communities were (are) resilient and strong.
Fake intellectuals such as this gentleman can cause a great deal of harm. In order: 1. The black family. He is historically accurate for the most part and there’s no arguing that black Americans started out behind the 8ball compared to whites. But for slavery to be the cause of few black fathers in the home, there should be no points in modern history (post 1945) where black families were whole more likely to be whole than they are today. There are definitely national issues at play with the policing and the war on drugs to name just two, but one of the highest rated songs of recent memories is WAP. I would think culture (of the hooking up variety) has been playing a role in this matter for a while. 2. There is no such thing as appropriation and dreads and braids were apart of white culture prior to the Atlantic slave trade. No one deserves credit and special appreciation for hairstyles. 3. You can’t just add requirements to the definition of racism. It is the belief that one race is superior to another. It has no relation to power, govt, or any other nonsense. Be very careful in how you choose to lead those less knowledgeable or intelligent than you. A man this bright is sure to have come across these truths but has instead decided to mislead others for some other purpose.
Good job Emmanuel, keep making excuses for why black people can't succeed. I'd like you to interview conservative successful black people and see what they have to say about you making excuses for an entire race of people....
But Braids isn’t just a black thing the Vikings wear braids since forever the Vikings even had dreads to just saying know the history
I don't find lip injections to be racist towards black people. We all know how white people, back before many of us were born, would put on lipstick to make fun of black people's features, but black people aren't the only people who naturally have big lips. I happen to be white and have thick lips naturally. I have dated black men with thinner lips than mine. I have seen National Geographic magazines where people from all over the world have thick lips. Gatekeeping thick lips is crazy, and thin lipped people who get injections aren't racist or culture appropriating.
I listened. I thought he was being sarcastic. Then, it began to sound patronizing, biased and condescending. Add all the lame asses excuses for failure he made and you got a real case of 7 minutes of your life being wasted. The pathetic sighs made it sickening to listen. Add to that the time it took to comment and you've got a real waste of time.
It's funny that we have this notion of reverse racism. "Some people in the past oppressed your ancestors, so I'm a racist now. But if you hate a whole group of people who were just born with that color, it's different, because your ancestors were oppressed by their ancestors. You're not a racist, that's different.'' Like, if we're talking about this particular race, it's not racism.
No. Racism is racism. It doesn’t matter what color you are. Anyone that discriminates against you because of your skin color is racist.