Beyond allyship

Reading reading reading these days – so much (good, heartbreaking, infuriating, exhausting) to read. I could post a million links. But right now, the piece I’m coming back to is Roxane Gay’s in Marie Claire:

“Black people do not need allies. We need people to stand up and take on the problems borne of oppression as their own, without remove or distance. We need people to do this even if they cannot fully understand what it’s like to be oppressed for their race or ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion, or other marker of identity. We need people to use common sense to figure out how to participate in social justice.”

This is the work.



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