Happy Marvelous Monday! Thank you so much for joining me and Rosalind for our second public conversation on How To Be An Ally. I say public because we’ve been having a lot of private conversations but, due to the overwhelming response from the first talk (thank y’all for real), we decided to come together again and invited you to the conversation.
What was new? Well, we only answered questions from the participants. We received so many emails after our first conversation and some of those we answered directly. But, we felt that many of the questions required a response to the community since a lot of the questions were similar.
- What does being a successful ally look like if I am in a mostly white community and my friends are majority my demographic in age, race, money, etc?
- If someone takes offense at something I say, how do I follow up to make it better?
- If I see someone else say something I think is racist but the person of color it is directed to doesn’t say anything about it, do I bring it up? How?
- It seems like people can’t make one mistake, even if they have good intentions, without other people attacking them and thinking the worst of them. People make mistakes. How do we deal with this?
- How do you teach dignity in a school and work culture?
- How do you keep any semblance of a relationship with an immediate family member when you’ve had the fights and the arguments and have previously said, “ok, agree to disagree”. How do you go back and say “no- that’s not enough…”
Shockingly, we answered all of these questions 🙂
If you weren’t able to join us, no worries, here is the recording.
This conversation was a LOT! And we probably could have kept going but, figured you do have lives and probably have other things to take care of. We referenced different videos and books and other resources so if you don’t have a pen and paper handy while viewing, the wonderful folks at Cultures of Dignity made a nice resource list for you.
We’ve already received emails asking when we’re holding part 3.
In the meantime, I have a small request. If you choose to share this blog or this video with someone, would you share it with the intention of talking about it? Would you share it with the intention of wanting to have further discussion? Would you share it even as a starting point to talking about how to be an ally?
One More Thing
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However, not all is lost.
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One More Thing For Real
Thank you again, to those who have already shared the post and for those who will share it after you’re done viewing. After watching and listening, I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can comment below or drop me an email.
I’ve said it before and it bears repeating, we don’t have all the answers but we do know something has to change. We’re committed to being a part of that change. Together.
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