white allies

White men must take responsibility in ensuring deeply entrenched systems of inequality are toppled in academia.
There's so much work to be done but I believe we can all get it done if we work together, acknowledge our privileges and use them to fix the system.
Where are the white teachers who feel responsible for showing white children that justice is what love looks like in public?
Each of us has a part to play in creating the workplace and world that sees the humanity and value in all people. Each of us has a part to play in creating an environment where all people can *live* with dignity and respect.
If your allying with the LGBT community began and ended with a rainbow-infused Facebook profile picture, it was a posture. Acting as an ally, however, is rarely a comforting move.
Students have gotten what they wanted, but what does their victory represent?
How much worse is it going to have to get before we take accountability for our racism and actively engage in dismantling it?
I don't want to pray for Charleston. I can't. I am an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, yet, prayer doesn't seem like enough. I need action. To my white Christian brethren, I don't need for you to tell me how angry you are. I need you to tell your white friends.
Why does our society automatically assume white male domestic terrorists must simply be mentally ill instead of hateful racists -- as commentators are suggesting in the coverage - brushing murders off as if the guy just couldn't help it?
I remember when the news out of Ferguson, Missouri first came to us. I heard white friends and colleagues encourage each other to sit in a posture of listening. I honor that listening. White allies, I thank you for your thoughtfulness in this regard. Now allow me to be your stopwatch; time's up.
Recently, Piers Morgan penned an incendiary piece titled "If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves." I held my breath the entire time I read this misguided piece. I saw all the markings of a privileged white male telling me and my community how to behave ourselves.