Can We Be Better Allies and Advocates?
A Roadmap for Institutions to Challenge Systemic Racism
Keywords:Racism, Systematic Change, Black Americans, Women, Institutional Racism, Allyship, Advocacy, Higher Education, People of Color
I’ve often asked as a Black woman and a college president how to be a better ally and advocate –- for people of color, for women, for our students. I’ve also watched as institutions in higher education, K-12, the non-profit sector and corporate America have struggled to find their footing. In this piece, I explore the difference between allyship and advocacy, define systemic racism through the lens of institutions of higher education and offer a roadmap for social impact sector organizations of all kinds to address these challenges.
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