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Another Word for White Ally is Coward - Audiozine

  • Posted on: 17 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Resonance Audio Distro

“The concept of the White Ally is bankrupt. One cannot be an ally to a category of people. To speak the words “I am a White Ally to people of color” is to commit an act of double speak, to internalize non-sense. There is no singular black voice that can be listened to, no authentic community leadership which to follow. There are only many different people with different ideas, life experiences and perspectives. To think otherwise, to think that all black people share a common opinion is extremely problematic, one might even say racist. One can be an ally to individuals though there are other words in the English language which describe this relationship with more grace: friend, lover, partner and sometimes cellmate or co-defendant.”

Lines In Sand – AudioZine

  • Posted on: 18 June 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

https://resonanceaudiodistro.org/2017/06/19/lines-in-the-sand-audiozine/

Lines in Sand is a collection by Peter Gelderloos that looks critically at identity politics and anti-oppression politics. All of them are very thought provoking and well worth reading. These aren’t knee-jerk criticisms, but rather are thoughtful explorations of the problematic aspects of identity and anti-oppression politics and practice.

Winnipeg: decolonization and being a good ally

  • Posted on: 28 July 2015
  • By: worker

From National Observer - by Carrie Saxifrage

“You don’t need to be inspired, you don’t need to care, you just need to say, ‘I will help you make that poster.’ If you don’t find something that wakes you up there, okay. But if you do, isn’t that wonderful? You changed your life and you get to do great things for the world.” - Mary Robinson, Council of Canadians, Winnipeg