Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, a community organizer from the Tohono O’odham Nation, presents three best practices for White allies trying to meaningfully engage with people from underrepresented groups at meetings, protests and events.
“Me making a record like this doesn’t help my iTunes sales. It doesn’t help me clear up accusations that I’m some type of psychotic, cop-killing rapper. … It’s going to be a bunch of complicated conversations that I can’t walk away from.”
Video of a white Brooklyn jogger threatening a white couple pushing a stroller has made its way around the Internets. But it’s only the latest example of how police and extrajudicial authorities have responded to white people’s outrageous behavior with remarkable restraint.