Being a Friend When You Are Becky

What is the responsibility of white people in their relationships with People of Color?  This essay from the group WOC & Allies outlines specific steps white people can take, in particular self-examination. “Should we give up on having interracial relationships? Of course not.  We can’t be perfect. But we can be better — more careful, more thoughtful. Like allyship in general, interracial friendship requires ongoing self-discipline and growth, without shame.”  To read the complete essay, click here.

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One Comment on “Being a Friend When You Are Becky

  1. “The truth is, people of color can’t trust us. Even their friends. Even their partners, and the parents of their children. We may be able to pretend we “don’t see race” within our relationships, but they can’t enjoy the same luxury.”

    Profound…

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