Activist Theology Podcast

White Performativity Versus True Allyship During the Movement

June 18, 2020

As more white people show up in the streets in a search for justice for black and brown bodies, their presence is oftentimes both welcomed and problematic.

Stacey Patton reminds us that "while there is a long history of white participation in black freedom struggles, efforts to achieve substantive interracial solidarity are still plagued today by white activists centering themselves and levering movements for their own purposes." How do we move away from performative action and enter true allyship in the work?

It's not an easy conversation, but Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna dive into the deep end during this episode.