Rabble: White allyship: When to step back and when to step up

Many of us are still reeling from last week’s grand jury decision on the murder of Mike Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO…

…The question of white and non-black allyship is definitely one that needs to be asked, scrutinized and analyzed, especially during times when healing and empowerment are an absolute must.

When a white or non-black person makes a long and impassioned status on Facebook about Ferguson and racial injustice, it doesn’t always mean it comes from a place of true allyship…

…The last thing anyone needs right now is an onslaught of white guilt and desperation for approval.

Even publicly stating that you, as a white person, are going to defriend people who are “neutral” on Ferguson and therefore on the side of the oppressor doesn’t constitute proper allyship at all…

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  • Minicapt

    When you haven’t a clue what you are trying to discuss, ‘creating’ things (such as words) is the first step to quality thinking.

    Cheers

    • Ed Ellison

      Really, like WTF is allyship?
      Hard to find a better case of someone’s education having failed them.
      Waste of money, waste of time.
      Frightening that idiots like this are actually dangerous when they have a platform.

      • ntt1

        allyship is drafting at least 6 new friends based only on their skin colour. having them over after locking away valuables and lecturing them on how much their fight is your fight . I keep remembering that faux joan biaz song ; pull the triggers niggers, we’re with you all the way…..from across the bay.

    • tom_billesley

      Lots of exciting new words here
      http://libguides.brynmawr.edu/content.php?pid=463731&sid=4085633
      Allyship and Anti-Oppression: A Resource Guide for Self-Education

  • Gaylord Ponce

    Allyship? Is it a floating bowling venue?

  • And that dumb broad is a university student of journalism with her own radio show. No wonder the Canadian media is so fucked up.

    • G

      Journalism (and law) are examples of those courses morons take when they are too dumb & lazy for hard science and too egotistical for business.

      They want to BE SOMEBODY but have nothing to offer so they have to make a buck off the hard work or tragedies of others.

      Ask some asshole at the Toronto Star or National Post if they have EVER had to do REAL work in their life.

    • ntt1

      she probably married well.

  • simus1

    Leftist nutterism and rec pharma abuse must have a crossing point somewhere.

    Probably will be hard to pinpoint the exact mechanism involved without extensive research..

    • ntt1

      you better not be talking intersectionalism here …

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This seems like a big advertisement as to why nobody should have a Facebook account.
    Ever!
    Let’s say a year or two from now, regardless of your beliefs, some human resources cow or a weird new boss is checking out his employees Facebook accounts and they determine that you are not sympathetic ENOUGH to whatever their pet cause is.
    Then what?
    Do you really want to give some of the most maladjusted people you know a veto power over your life or the right to express your thoughts?
    Facebook, it’s not just a dumb idea, it’s a bad idea.

    • Blacksmith

      Not to worry they will never be looking for a real job anyway….

  • Clausewitz

    When the left can’t win an argument they start making up words so they can assign any meaning of their own.

  • G

    …The last thing anyone needs right now is an onslaught of white guilt and desperation for approval.

    Ok I’ll do my part. I’m white and I feel no guilt and I don’t give a rat’s ass whether any black people approve of me or not.

    There! That was easy. Glad I could help.

    • ntt1

      that was empowering.

    • Blacksmith

      Power to the I don’t give a F$&k crowd! I am with you that their approval means nothing to me. And the approval of the white guilt crowd I actively attempt to avoid.
      I am NOT responsible for your failure to be a useful part of society!

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    This is an example of “earnest”, i.e. stupid that’s been to university.

  • Blacksmith

    “Many of us are still reeling from last week’s grand jury decision on the murder of Mike Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO…”
    Excuse me? Let me fix this statement for you. ‘Many of us are still reeling from last weeks grand jury decision on the ‘justified self defense shooting of Mike Brown, a black thug who had just committed a violent strong arm robbery and then attacked police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO’
    Cry all you want but misrepresenting the facts will not help this situation, lying in support of a criminal will not help. You should be charged with aiding and abetting in any protest with your false statements.