“Allies” You hear that phrase a lot when describing socially aware white people. But how “helpful” are allies? There’s definitely pros and cons to the entire concept. So, we ask the community : How do you feel about allies? Are they an essential part of elevating the black community?
I don’t need anybody to pretend to be this ‘White Savior’ or see my community as something to pity…
For the sake of this episode, we’ll define an ally as an individual that doesn’t belong to a marginalized group but still acts as an advocate. (We’re specifically speaking about white-to-black allyship)
Here’s site Kiki ran into we waned to share: https://newint.org/features/2018/03/15/be-a-better-ally
Anyway, here’s our Key Points:
- There’s a “good” and “bad” type of ally and there’s do’s and don’ts to allyship.
- There’s a fuzzy line between Ally and “White Savior.”
- Allyship can be capitalized on by white industries.
- Nobody deserves a cookie for not being racist.
So how do YOU feel about Allies? Share this episode and give your input. Be sure to Tag @thesatinbonnet