Our Courageous Conversations Book Study brings together faculty, staff and students at the Neeley School of Business to build community across differences, increase awareness of our own blind spots, and help align our behavior with intentions.


“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”
by Emmanuel Acho


bookcover Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel AchoINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this book, Emmanuel Acho creates a dialogue that is honest, straightforward, and accessible to those seeking answers. This is a conversation that needs to happen to mend the racial divide in our world. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, is a safe place to have the uncomfortable conversations about race that many people have never been able to have.

“You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. “There is a fix,” Acho says. “But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations.”


Fall 2021 Schedule

Free books provided by the TCU Neeley Office of Inclusive Excellence. Students may pick up their book August 23-27 in Neeley 2313. Faculty and staff will have their books placed in their mailboxes.

Student Sessions
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CST
Location: 3264 – Accounting Conference Room on the 3rd Floor of Hays Hall
Food: Snacks provided

Faculty and Staff Sessions
Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. CST
Location: 3264 – Accounting Conference Room on the 3rd Floor of Hays Hall
Food: Lunch provided
Dates   Book Sections
September 10    Part 1: You and Me (Chapters 1-6)
September 17   Part 2: Us and Them (Chapters 7-11)
September 24   Part 3: We (Chapters 12-15)
October 1   Next Steps



Participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Group size will be limited to provide a small, open spae to share. Participants must to commit to all scheduled sessions to ensure productive discussions. Once selected, you will receive a welcome email.