Matthew McConaughey Wants To Do Better Against Racism
Hollywood favorite Matthew McConaughey is at the frontline of bringing a change. May it be the coronavirus pandemic or the Black Lives Matter protests, he has raised efforts to ensure awareness of both. For the pandemic, not only did he donate masks around Texas, but he also held a Bingo night with a local Old Home. Now, in the events that follow the tragic murder of George Floyd, he sat down with Emmanuel Acho to talk about why Black Lives Matter and racism.
Matthew McConaughey Thinks About How He Can Do Better As A White Man
Sitting on the show, Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man, with Acho the two discussed that any person who would like to contribute to the cause must first accept that systemic racism exists in society. They also discussed the much-discussed statistics about how a white man can receive more job offers than a black man just because he has a ‘white’ ish sounding name. The last time we heard of such statistics was when Hasan Minhaj spoke about racism and why black lives mattered.
Matthew McConaughey said:
“I’m here to have a conversation hopefully promote more conversation and with the end goal being that we take the time we are now in to constructively turn the page in history through some righteous and justifiable change.”
Matthew McConaughey complimented Acho for his contribution to the cause and starting a monologue series to talk about racism. He admitted that it gave him a new context and insight. The show has made the Hollywood actor think of the ‘why’ in regards to many of the social issues plaguing the United States. he further added:
“How does someone like me; how can I do better as a human? how can I do better as a man? how can I do better as a white man?”
You can watch the full episode of Acho with McConaughey below;