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"Anyone has the potential to be an ally. Allies recognize that though they’re not a member of the underinvested and oppressed communities they support, they make a concerted effort to better understand the struggle, every single day" (Lamont, n.d.).

As an ally, you’ll need to be willing to own your mistakes and be proactive in your education. Allyship is a process and not an identity. To be an ally you will need to be committed to learning and doing ally work. Allyship also acknowledges the limits of your understanding about others' experiences but an ally doesn't use that as an excuse not to confront racism, homophobia, and other discrimination.

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Lamont, A. (n.d.). Guide to Allyship This link opens in a new window