On Allyship: The Real Reason White People Aren’t Better Allies

The Anti-Oppression Network defines Allyship as “an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group.” I’ve been practicing allyship since my freshman year of college. I’d left the bubble of white, middle-class suburbia and…