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.
Protest attire: what does it say about you? Are you projecting the image you want when you get dressed to go to a protest? What does your outfit say about you? There are reasons one might want to tone down protest attire. You may not have declared that extra job on your taxes. Or suppose […]More
Are you a white ally who hates racism but doesn’t know what to do about it? A close friend asked me to write about what a “lazy liberal”, whose heart aches for the marginalized in our St. Louis community, can do to show support for racial equality. She wanted to know whether the only way […]More