It has been a long time goal of mine to be a true ally for those who have been oppressed or marginalized by using my privilege to uplift the voices of POC and WOC. The POC are taking on the emotional toll of educating white people on all that colonialism and white privilege have done for us and TO them. I have absolutely slipped up (and will more than likely continue to on this path to educating myself) and not always been a legitamite ally, hiding behind things that made me uncomfortable
This is my space to utilize my privilge, uplift POC's vices, share this knowledge with others, and to also learn from you if you would like to share your thoughts or resources that I have yet to learn about (and there are PLENTY, I'm sure). Below you will find resources that will guide you to books, podcasts, blogs, articles and IG accounts that will lead you to educational opportunities to learn and shift your mindset.
"Dr. Robin DiAngelo, a white woman sociologist who studies critical discourse, reminds us in her new book White Fragility that 'the key to moving forward is what we do with our discomfort.We can use it as a door out—blame the messenger and disregard the message. Or we can use it as a door in by asking, Why does this unsettle me? What would it mean for me if this were true?'" -Excerpt from Rachel Cargle's piece, When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels.
But first, a few buzzwords to help navigate this information:
White Fragility: White Privilege: POC: WOC: Feminism: White Feminism: Intersectional Feminism: Allostatic Stress: Epigenetics: Reparations: Affirmative Action: Colonialism: Tone Policing: Whitesplaining: Whataboutism: Marginalized Communities: White Savior Complex: Centering: Politically Correct: Cultural Appropriation: