Verb: Ally

“We use the word ally too easily,” said an educator as he left The Center for Civil and Human Rights museum in Atlanta. “The allies featured in this museum put their lives on the line. We put on a safety pin and call it good.”

Being an ally requires, as the title of this page suggests, action Francesca Ramsey explains this in her video, “5 Tips for Being an Ally,” which is a great place to start.

Check Your Privilege and Understanding of Systemic Oppression

Allyship requires examining our own privileges so that we don’t inadvertently reinforce existing systems of privilege and oppression. It’s captured in this video, “How Privileged Are You?

Why Pressuring Someone to ‘Educate’ You about Their Struggles is Oppression, Not Understanding” by Kat Blaque.

Why anti-racism work requires white people to be the first person to tell themselves, “That’s racist” in Everyday Feminism.

Is Your Trans Allyship Half-Baked? Here Are 6 Mistakes That Trans Allies Are Still Making” from Everyday Feminism.

Not All Trans People Have Dysphoria – 6 Reasons Why That Matters

How to Appreciate Instead of Appropriate Black Culture

 

Being an Ally/Accomplice

How to be an LGBTQ ally”  and “How to be an ally to Queer People of Color (QPOC)” by campuspride.org