ACCOMPLICE: Activism & Resistance

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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.