What does it take to be a good ally? Well, for starters, listen more and talk less. “The job of a good ally is not to save anybody but rather to help create the conditions under which people can assert and grow their own power,” said Rinku Sen, President and Executive Director of The Applied Research Center, on [MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show](http://www.nbcnews.com/id/49263362#51380076).