Matthew McConaughey sits down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation with a black man
Molly cuddling white people is really ridiculous. I am white and don't mince words when I call out white racists. Americans have no shame when it comes to racial issues.
Oh hell no. Let me simply end this debate. Why cant a white man be just a man? Why cant a black man be just a man? Stop using color. This entire video only adds to the struggle.
_No one:_ _Matthew McConaughey:_ *Heard.* Lol 💖
Matthew is everything.
For some reason I wanna buy a Lincoln.
I hear you both. I have so many family and friends over 60 who say things like, "I know an African American couple - nicest people you would ever meet." Like they're surprised. Drives me crazy. And, African American is whispered. There are some of them who are surprised when I correct them but most are offended and exclaim that "I am not a racist!". I have to tread lightly and slowly but I'm making progress. At least when they talk to me.
Matthew, my man.
Thanks!!! When "white allergies" start becoming self evident, it's like a small breach in a dam that begins expanding. To start that breach, at least for me, it took something to hit home as a violation against a personal family member or friend. It should not take a violation of our rights for us to recognize just how endemic racism still is and how it still affects our communities. If you are white, take a friend or one of your children's friends or spouses to Wal-Mart or just into town. Do they change their outward behavior? Do they start acting subservient?, just because society demands it? Go look at houses for sale in a neighborhood. I have never once felt uncomfortable going to look into windows of a vacant house (VACANT is the key word). See how your non white representative acts? See how the neighbors act. When that breach occurs, you will notice just how pervasive it is. How instilled in our lives it is. What to do??? Ask those who were not given privilege at birth. Don't ask an ol white dude who spent their life blinded to their own hypocrisy.
"Whites have never had it harder because of the color of their skin"? What BS is that Matt, all people of ALL colors were oppressed during the old days and not because of the color of their skin but by the class that they were. It was the Unions and the working people, including Communists, Socialists, and Anarchists that created equality for us all by protesting and fighting in the streets, and it's because of them why we have equality and workers rights at this exact moment. Regardless if you hate the Communists, Socialists, and Anarchists, it's because of them why we have the 5 day work week, and 8-9 hour shifts, and work benefits that we have today.
Maryland State Agencies, especially transportation, who have white men in charge rarely place black employees in management positions, even though black employees, "makes them look good". The black employee is more than qualified and have proven themselves for years, and who every year deserves, and not given, Outstanding performance reviews and a pat on the back, BUT, the management positions are only filled with inexperienced and unqualified white friends. That is racism , because it negatively affects our economy, but white management wants you to sing and dance to make them feel that blacks should be proud to be working for them. It hurts but God!
The merciful gray intradurally switch because lip thirdly spell an a shrill break. soft, half pizza
I would like to see a conversation sitting across from a white person . Who didn't have "white privilege" . Who doesn't see the color of skin. But yes, does have a problem with people who have a problem with them. Not knowing who they are to start judging them on their color. Because whether you believe it or not, everyone can be a racist. Racism comes in all colors. You think it's great growing up with nothing, being ashamed because your home life sucks and is embarrassing? And because of my skin color, it's oh well you haven't struggled like we have. How the hell do you or anyone else know what my life is been like or what I've been through, and like ALOT of us has been through. But nobody gives a crap because I'm white and deserve it. Like I said, racism comes in all colors. You walk a mile in my shoes and will walk a mile in yours.
THIS MAN RIGHT HEREEEEE👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾SOOO WISEEEE
People always want the answer. Treat people how you would want to be treated!
I genuinely don't like being called black or African american. Neither are accurate. My shoes are black. My tshirt is black. Im brown. I feel its super dehumanizing to be identified by a color.
EVERY black person is from Africa.
Glad to see that Matthew is having important discussions instead of just listening to sophist grifters like Jordan Peterson.
there are some blacks that don't id as black cape verdians for example and they will tell you they are not black. I asked a white skin cape verdian why this was once and my answer was they don't see color as they are all colors and all people and all cape verdian.
this race baiter brings up slavery in literally under a minute and a half.. nice
This is a great point. But it should be with regular people. Not famous actor and sport figures.
I disagree, I prefer to be referred to as African American not Black..
His blm argument went out the window when he tried to make a comparison to covid 19. He brought up cancer/heart disease but said,but right now covid is killing people ....cancer/heart disease kills wayyy more people than your little covid ... that’s just facts , that’s science, follow the science .
I can’t acknowledge that when I see a black man I see them as more of a threat, I’m not built that way. I do acknowledge other statistical factors such as hiring bias but I’ve never seen a black person and inherently felt threatened. I do acknowledge that now when I see a black person I wonder if they think I’m a racist or are looking down on me for being white. I try to remedy that by having conversations, letting them know I support them, and see them as a brother or sister.
I heard a lot of topics hit with no real conversation going on. You need to drill in on a singular topic and risk injury and giving it.
The content of this video is amazing, however the music is extremely distracting.
There will never be equality. Whatever has dominance, be it gender, age, wealth, strength. What we have to shift is the base line. Everyone should be entitled to the same basic minimum. A livable wage, suitable housing, basic health care and respect. Then we can leave each other to live in peace.
Please keep doing the work and having these conversations because it’s not only an American problem but a world issue.
White lady: "None of this stuff would have happened with George Floyd if we just wouldn't have abolished slavery." i dropped my sandwich
Not one comment about Matthew keeping his shirt on? 😂
No one is the same. No one thinks the same. Some ppl presume things of others, while others don't. All people of race, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, gender, have different views, different lives, different experiences. To assume that this one group of people is this, and has this view, should be this way, is racist, sexist, just plain prejudice. I will say that even saying that the white actor inherently has some sort of allergy towards race because he's white, I think is racist. Also how the black man was considered an "Oreo" because ppl assume something of all black ppl, and he didn't fit that narrative to them.
What is it that makes this series of conversations uncomfortable? Do you ask all your candidates to wear shoes that are 4 sizes too small? Perhaps the air conditioning temperature is too high and you blatantly ignore their requests to turn it down? Are there Legos in the cushions? Do the chairs have one leg too short which over long periods of time can cause backstrain? Do you offer abundant hydration but deny toilet breaks?
That's what should all do look inside I love this Accountability
Are there any black allergies that need to be fixed? I think there's just as many. I'm half asian half white and in my life experience black people are just as racist as anybody else.
Digging the topics, pretty sure the background music was the only uncomfortable part of this. Also, some bits felt more like speech points than conversation, or a prepared lecture where one is a teacher and one is a student. I was hoping for humble give and take from both parties, but clearly you have a process that is bringing understanding!
I checked out after he said “we’re facing the world’s greatest pandemic” it’s all such a joke
This is click hate don't buy into this propaganda cause it's aimed at white people example: he asked what can we both do to move forward? Both but it was answered and aimed at what white people can do better. It's noth both its white. So it's more bs. Political and money making scheme.
Here we go feel sorry for me because iam black. Black people obsess overthemselves. I think this shit is dumb click bait to hate spread hate.
Reasonable thinker like Acho would be a full-on heterodox thinker after 30 minutes with Glenn Loury.
I dont understand why the global minority has to constantly apologize and be made to feel guilty for their existence.
"Youre pretty for a black girl" is the same thing as "you can dance for a white guy" nobody recognizing backhanded compliments like these. Every race does it.
That poem and thought behind it is on another level..And yes..another fighter against Slavery and racism is born..Keep it up man..God Bless..
The Langston Hughes poem is so powerful and on point. Loved it.
This should be called Two Guys Full of Shit
Absolutely beautiful and educating as always.
Why the music?
Matthew is first class! A absolute credit to Hollywood
Also you need to acknowledge the slavery IN AFRICA TODAY.. also acknowledge the slave trade made African slave traders wealthy as well
This is a huge load of Crap...or....Poo...or...Scat....If you prefer...
I want to love this conversation, but I'm troubled. I wish it happened as a later episode. I wish, like in the others, it was Emmanuel asking the questions, and Matthew was answering. Being forced to answer the same questions he was asking, without awareness of those questions, would've shed a whole different light on Matthew. And we are all here to grow and learn from each other. I like him on a surface level, but I feel like he was hiding in this conversation. And he is being given internet hugs and kudos, when he didn't really reveal any part of him that made me consider reflection points in myself. I wish this particular conversation reflected more depth than what I experience in the other videos.
As someone that's half black half white most of the hate that I've experienced was from the black community. You speak so proper. Why are you dressed like that? Why don't you like rap? Being called oreo by blacks, not whites because I look the part on the outside, not the inside. Growing up in Germany I knew I looked different, out of place at times but when I came to America there was so much judgment by the people that looked like me that outweighed the judgment from white folks, pushing me away from other blacks in the community. I think this was less of a conversation and more thses are grievences and hear me out. Good video, but not, in my opinion, a deep conversation that both people can learn from.
Powerful stuff Semper FI
Love this conversation! 🖤
That wasnt so hard...honesty...n truthfulness...thru open conversatio...we dont do it like before...moreso now that d world is way far better educated...keep it Mr. Acho...n Mr.Mat help make it stay alive...all d best
Oh boy, Mathew makes me cringe a little.
The true realization is that ALL people have these prejudices. It is not just “White People”.
Why does Mathew sound like a preacher giving a sermon?
OMG this is such BS! Come on!
Good points but white people shouldn't have to apologize for being white.
Ive found that growing up in a fairly racially mixed school that I'm more innately respectful. I've had plenty of black friends who I would just balls with but I always more respectful to them than a fellow white kid.
Why do allergies have to be white
Why can’t blacks acknowledge their culture is part of their own problem if whites need to acknowledge their part.
At around 2:30 where he tells Mathew all the things he HAS TO acknowledge,….. why though? You have to give proof that those things are real/unjustified. Why can’t I just say that black people have to acknowledge that those things aren’t true/there is a statistical reason for some of the biases etc
I think we should sit down with the White folks and they should tell us about what needs to change in the Black community too, Thats how it will be mostly fixed.
Water and oil don't mix that's why whites and non whites can never be integrated. This is a fact.
Get rid of the music
Y'all, we gonna fix this racist thing with flying colors 🙏🙏🇺🇲🇺🇲💯💯
When I read “White allergies” my first thought was gluten.
Cuabns, jamiaquans and all black over the world came from Africa dear brother
Did Acho say that not all black people are not African,ie, Cuban and Jamaica ? Does African decent count?
I have always love Mathew. This just made me love him more.
More or less.
There are implicate thoughts from every race and culture, about every every race and culture. That's where you begin to really get to the root of it, by everyone checking themselves about everything.
When they we're talkin' about the white allergies, and the whole back handed comments by white people all I could think about was the film White Man Can't Jump.
Gonna be honest, I’ve never seen one of these videos before, and I was totally expecting “all whites are racist” to be spouted at every second. This was not only very well made and directed, it was very constructive. At no point did Acho blame whites across the board for problems, and at no point did McConaughey say, “but I’m not.” They both acknowledged mutual responsibility while addressing the issue with maturity. 👏
Look I love and support every bit of things they said but it felt manufactured and forced down my throat
I thought they were going to be racist as shit just making fun of each other and laughing very disappointed
I wish we could have more of this everywhere.❣️👑❤️ God knows we need it.especially here in 🇿🇦🇿🇦 South Africa🌍
The resumes with white vs black sounding names is a study that is 15 years old and has since been proven not accurate.
Heard! My new word!
The funny thing is the comments that he talks about from his high school from White students about not talking like you're black or not dressing like you're black or what have you our comments I have received as a black woman from black people all my life. Why people aren't the only people who need work black people need that help too.
The host is getting interviewed
I love how Matthew made notes showing he was thoughtful about the meeting and wanting to genuinely learn
As far as any of us know, anyway.
The wake doesn’t last long! The wake of slavery in America is long gone!
This shouldve been an hour long conversation. I feel it never got uncomfortable and there was MUCH more to talk about and go much more into details. That said, good talk from both gentlemen
THIS is how white celebrities and white people in general, need to react to the issues of today. Not by making some stupid bull shit video saying "I take responsibility" which means nothing
I give my dad shit for saying racist things, and then saying "I'm not racist, it's a joke." Believe me, it's not funny. I'll even mention an example. He always calls black people the n word, and then thinks it's okay by saying there are white n words too. He thinks that's funny, and I've had to jump down his throat about it before. I'm sick of hearing it. I don't think it helps having those thoughts going through his head. He thinks it's okay, because he says they're lazy and leave him to do most the work. If that's true why not just bring it up to the boss? He probably feels uncomfortable doing that, because his mind is clouded with all these racist ideologies. If he were to get into a discussion about it he might lose control and say something he regrets! Any other thoughts? I've never brought this up with anyone, but this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Bro don't go that part! We're Africans every "black" person is from Africa including Jamaicans are from Africa! Black people should stop running from their reality just because African countries ain't world powers for now. You can't see an Asian looking person anywhere in the world say they're rather called brown people than Asians. Black people need to realise that racism won't end until Africa as a contient of blacks take it's rightful place in the world stage and we'd never get there by shying away from our reality because we use another passport! This is the reason why a white person will criticise the ills of America and will be called a petroit but when a "black American" does same they'd be asked to leave if they don't like the country.
People like him make a good living on this stuff lol
AR BY Behind the behind of all this, is just a virus of the mind. Anyone can have it. Both of these guys have it sadly. I didn’t have it, I didn’t want it, but now I’m stuck with it too. I think only difference is between those who are addicted to being sick and tired, and the rest of us who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
This is great! Another responsibility as white men, and women, we should share our privilege. And first you must realize you have it. And when you realize you do, and see police pulling over black men on the freeway, ask yourself what is stopping you from stopping your car and making sure that traffic stop goes as it would if you were the driver?.. nothing is stopping you. The cop is not going to hurt you, you’re WHITE! So stop. Record. Encourage civility. Share your privilege.
This is the only way we can resolve the race issue we have in America, a peaceful conversation where both sides are listening. There's too much yelling right now and no one is hearing what each sides are saying.
powerful stuff man, having these open conversations with other people and our kids can help make the world a better place. I feel like the problem in todays society is you can't have a conversation without someone taking it personally. I remember there was a time where we could have a healthy debate or a conversation and we would get to the root of the issue through conversation. For instance I may or may not know something im doing is racist cause of how i was brought up or cause of the area or geographical area i grew up in. Now lets say I make a comment on you tube, twitter, etc. Now if someone takes it the wrong way instead of educating that person and saying hold up thats not really a respectful way to talk to someone cause of point 1,2,3. Instead now that person is labelled a biggot, racists, etc and the mob launches a campaign to make your online life a living hell and quite possible ruin your career or life. So to my point whether you are white, indian, black, etc we all need to be mindful that this person might not be as educated as us or understand what they are saying is hurtful. Im am by no means saying that its ok for what that person is saying, what i am saying is that instead of getting mad lets use that as an opportunity to educate that person. I hope that understanding how i talked to people of color when i was younger compared to where I am today allow me to be a good teacher to my kids. The whole for a black man/woman comment is terrible, its like someone using but after a compliment. I am a white man that lived in area of calgary alberta canada that wasn't the richest of areas in the city, that was ok though. I remember growing up and even now sometimes since I listen to alot of hip hop/rap someone will say to me why are you listening to that its for black people or man where did you find this artist/guy/woman are you sure your not black. Well going to cut it there, I love this content and look forward to watching more of it to continue learning and becoming a better person for myself, my kids, and the people around me. God Bless.
Matt looked pretty uncomfortable in some spots lolll
Notice he says black instead of African American is the “least offensive.” The implication is that you cannot address race or ethnicity without being de facto offensive. There’s no winning, only losing by less.
Summary: Whites are individuals and blacks are groups.
Ultimate solution: Leave America.
The other side to this coin is that black kids and even adults will also call other blacks who speak “proper” English an Oreo etc
I feel like we are now at a point where people WORSHIP skin color. It is their God. They will pay tributes/tithes to the race movement. They will sacrifice for it. This is out of control. The amount of melanin in your skin DOES NOT DEFINE YOU. Why are we talking about skin color? Stop talking to white people like we are stupid.