The role of “allies” has come into question recently as multiple murders of black men by police has resulted in high profile #BlackLivesMatter protests. Too often white folks depend on people of color, or women, or those in the queer community, to tell them what to do to be supportive, or burden them with the guilt of their privilege, requiring even more emotional space. Author Roxane Gray provides an important critique of “allies” while offering some suggestions on ways white folks can live in solidarity with oppressed communities.
– Brett Goldberg
Read the article via Marie Claire.