Finding Common Purpose
Allyship: Listening, Supporting, Acting
In my last blog post, I wrote that those of us who are White have an obligation to go on an intentional journey of allyship—no matter how messy and uncomfortable it may be. It’s important I repeat the definition of allyship: an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and reevaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group.
Over these recent weeks, it has become clear to me that this journey should be ongoing. The widespread protests are beginning to result in a hopeful and sustained movement to reverse centuries of injustice, and White people’s role is essential to staying the course.