Checklist of Characteristics of Active Anti-Racist Ally Behavior

  • Names issue as racist
  • Recognizes and makes unearned privilege visible
  • Dismantles internalized dominance and the belief in the racial superiority of self as a white person
  • Challenges yourself and other whites
  • Interrupts collusion with other whites who seek to maintain their power and privilege
  • Breaks silence and speaks up
  • Seeks and validates critical feedback from People of Color
  • Facilitates the empowerment of People of Color
  • Consistently challenges prevailing patterns
  • Takes personal responsibility
  • Acts intentionally and overtly
  • Is consistently conscious
  • Behaves as a change agent
  • Promotes and models change for other whites

Students and Educators

  • Start groups at your school that address white privilege and/or racism
  • Bring workshops and events to your campus
  • Sponsor speakers at your school
  • Educate yourself and your peers
  • *Based on checklist developed by Phyllis Labanowski, MA, AntiRacist Alliance

    Recommended Further Reading

    • Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel
    • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
    • Various Articles by Donna Lamb and Tim Wise
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