White Allies

It’s a beautiful thing to support someone suffering oppression, to be a self-less ally who steps into their own discomfort for the greater good…

But watch yourself, white people. Condemning other white people is the easy way out. Vilification is a selfish act, not a selfless one.

The hardest way, and our only hope, is not to place a thick chalky line between the so-called good ones and the bad ones, but to dip into your molten wellspring of empathy, just below the crust of self-righteousness and offer cupped hands flowing over as you tell your own story about what’s swirling around inside you.

And then to listen hard for something more than an echo.


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