Don’t Be an Ally, Be an Accomplice


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Don’t Be an Ally, Be an Accomplice

Real advocacy and comfort rarely go hand in hand

By Willie Jackson Nov 13, 2019
An illustration of a character wall-papering a yellow happy face decal over a blue sad face icon.
Illustration: Karen Yoojin

Be an accomplice, not an ally

What I’m hoping to impress upon folks is that this work — the work of being an accomplice — might cost you something.

Accomplices try to “care more”

Accomplices understand that marginalization isn’t always obvious or visible

Similarly, it’s important to acknowledge privilege that may coexist with marginalization.

Accomplices don’t have all the answers


Willie Jackson

Speaker, Facilitator, & DEI Consultant

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