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Friday, January 27, 2023

VIDEO: Emmanuel Acho, an Igbo man born in America says he doesn't want generational trauma

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Emmanuel Acho an Igbo man born in America talking about he don’t have generational trauma when his parents survived a genocidal civil war in their home country really shows how lost and disconnected he really is to his blackness on both sides of the Atlantic.

Emmanuel Acho and Van Lathan had an uncomfortable conversation.

Acho, a TV host at FS1, joined Lathan and Rachel Lindsay on the Ringer’s “Higher Learning” program last week. The conversation centered around race became combative, and Acho later accused Lathan and the podcast’s producers of “manipulating” his relationship with Lindsay as a “setfsetup” to attack him.

When white people say, ‘Well, racism doesn’t exist,’ I know why they say that. Because I’ve been in them rooms when they’re saying that,” Acho said in the clip. “When I kick it with black people and they’re like, ‘All white people are racist,’ I know why you’re saying that. All the while, I have the privilege and luxury of not having generational trauma [of slavery in America], because my parents were born in Nigeria. So my method is removing some of the sting, because I don’t have that sting, and trying to deliver it in a manner that people can receive it.”

Lathan responded, “Let me tell you why what you just said offends me. You’re saying that you didn’t have generational trauma, and you didn’t mean it this way, but you saying [that] in some way meaning that your delivery method to white people is going to be either more effective or more sanitized is, to me, dangerous, and let me tell you why.

Acho hosts the “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” podcast, and parlayed that success into a New York Times bestselling book.

Included with the clip that he shared, Lathan asked Acho in the tweet, “I’m not sure what you intended to convey by stating your Nigerian background frees you of “generational trauma” and takes the “sting” out of your convos with white people. But it feels like your purposefully othered yourself from the descendants of slaves. Why?”

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