In light of the recent Zimmerman trials, I’d like to share these four pieces. I’ve thought a lot about this blog post by Mary, who writes, “Another thing I’ve noticed is that people are more concerned with being the best ally than they are with the concerns/oppression of the marginalized group(s) that they’re allying with. When the focus becomes about you and your feelings instead of the people facing discrimination, you’re being a really shitty ally.”
Here are four pieces for you to ponder:
The first is Questlove’s response to the George Zimmerman verdict…
The second is a response to Questlove’s piece by Kim Foster, a white woman and mother living in Harlem.
The third is “Ally-phobia: The Worst of Best Intentions.”
And the fourth is “Why the Foster Article Exposes Our Racism.”
Photo: Brennan Schnell