Chip and Joanna Gaines's daughter asks Emmanuel Acho if he's 'afraid of white people'
Chip and Joanna Gaines brought their whole family with them to appear in "Inconvenient Talks with a Black Man".
The first few renovations talked to former NFL star sports analyst Emmanuel Acho about what they could do as parents to educate and educate their children about race, black history in America, and the Black Lives Matters movement. Her children - Drake (15), Ella (13), Duke (12), Emmie (10) and Crew (1) - took part and even asked difficult questions such as: Is Acho "afraid of white people"?
"If we really want to bring about change, it not only starts with you and me, but also with the next generation," said Acho at the beginning of the show. Therefore, the sports star was pleased to continue the conversation about the race with the "next generation".
And the children came prepared. Emmie asked Acho: "Are you afraid of whites?" He replied: "I love that about children" and called it a "phenomenal question". I'm not afraid of whites. I am careful with whites. "
He said: “I'm thinking about water and electricity. Water is essential. Electricity is also vital. But I understand if these two interact negatively it could be fatal. ... The nice thing about children and children is that we learn things as children and develop as adults. So it is most powerful when you are all here with your children, because this conversation can be life-changing - and not necessarily for your life, but for the life of someone who looks like me. "
Jo said that she and Chip had a dialogue with their children during George Floyd's death and ongoing protests against Black Lives Matter.
"The other day he wanted to get a pulse:" What do our children think about all of this? "She remembered." And so he asked the children a question: "Imagine you are at a gas station and see a black and a white man. Are you more threatened by one of these two men?" And the children all said very quickly: "No, why?" You didn't even think about it. "
She said she and Chip patted each other on the back to raise "color-blind" children, but "then we started pushing that back." She asked Acho what he thought of the concept.
Chip and Joanna Gaines appear with their children in Episode 3 of "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" with Emmanuel Acho. (Image: "Inconvenient conversations with a black man" / YouTube)
"I think it is best if we raise our children to see color because there is beauty in color and beauty in culture," Acho replied.
He went on: "I think if we don’t see color - if we don’t expose our children to different colors and races - it’s the same thing as a white child growing up: they won. I can tell the difference between a black man, who poses a threat and not recognize a black man who is only black. "
"A black person cannot distinguish between a white person who is a racist and a white person who is only white and who may be racially ignorant," added Acho. "I think seeing color is a strength, a beauty. I don't like the concept of color blindness."
Chip asked how we could get people who might not consider themselves to be racially ignorant to come over to see it.
"History should be remembered, but history should not always be celebrated," said Acho. "I think we have racism that is so deeply rooted in our culture that we don't even realize we're blind to it."
Acho went on to talk about how his white brothers and sisters have to open their eyes to see how it is disruptive for a black person to name schools after Confederate generals - especially for someone who attends that school.
"Perhaps there are statues scattered around the campus that I have to see of men who oppressed and enslaved me and possibly executed me. Maybe that's a problem," said Acho. "So I think we need to better discuss and place our heroes in America."
During the conversation, Chip announced that he had turned to his Texan Acho after watching his poignant debut episode of the YouTube show. Last week's guest, Matthew McConaughey, was similarly touched by the premiere.
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