‘We need co-conspirators, not allies’: how white Americans can fight racism

Rose Hackman describes the kind of support people of color would like from white people.  For example, the pledge the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice asks non-black people to acknowledge “the existence of racism whether or not one is a regular victim of it, to denounce new forms of it, including the use of words “thugs” and “riots” to define black people and their protest, to identify the exclusion of black perspectives in many forms of media and seek them out, to confront anti-black racism within closed circles (including schools, friendship circles and families), and to pledge to participate in the overall black-led fight to end racial injustice.”

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