It’s LGBT UK History Month and Black History Month in the US, so learning to be a good ally is crucial. But do we need to be more than just an ally? Or is it enough?
Author Ta Nehisi Coates says: “I don’t know that white people need to be ‘allies’ so much as understand that any black struggle in America is ultimately a struggle for the large country. ‘Ally’ presumes a kind of distance that I am not sure exists.”
So how do we be the best advocate that can be?
Thanks to the following guests for participating:
Amazin Lethi, a global Vietnamese LGBTQ+ sports and human rights advocate and thought leader. Here is the full interview:
Rachel Lambert, Managing Director of StudyFlex.
Here are some of the resources from the show:
Writer and speaker Ijeoma Oluo at Google in 2019:
Dr David M. Hall, speaking on YouTube channel:
Books looked at this week:
Ijeoma Oluo: So You Want to Talk About Race
Dr David M. Hall: Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment
PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.