ACCOMPLICE: Activism & Resistance
A White Accomplice can assert privilege to benefit others. I’m a white person in #BlackLivesMatter, a largely black and brown movement. In the beginning, I cut my teeth in Ferguson.
A white accomplice can assert more than just race privilege. I benefit from many privileges. For instance, I am able-bodied. Thus, I have ability privilege. As an attorney, I have class and educational privilege. I identify as female and heterosexual. As such, I have gender and sexuality privilege. Using my privileges as a shield and a sword are choices. Likewise, privilege allows me to aid and abet. To sum up, I’m an Accomplice.
Tired of the Black Lives Movement? I haven’t re-laced my Chuck Taylor’s after St. Louis County police made me remove them so I didn’t “off” myself in jail. Or whatever. That’s one of the downsides to standing in solidarity on an eight lane highway in rush hour traffic to raise awareness that Black Lives Matter. […]More
Why fight? We do this for Mike Brown. I’m not the same person I was a year ago, since Mike Brown was killed in cold blood. I’ve been introduced to my own white privilege and rightly had my ass handed to me when I exerted it. I know what white fragility is for the first […]More