There are so many incredible resources that have come to light since the Black Lives Matter movement gained widespread momentum. Many of us who would like to be allies, accomplices, and co-conspirators are still grappling with the ways we benefit from and perpetuate “white supremacist delusion” as Sonye Renee Taylor calls it. It is important that we ask ourselves the uncomfortable questions about our own roles in systems of oppression, and that we stay in those uncomfortable places as we learn and rearrange our ways of being in the world.

As James Baldwin puts it, “be willing to look at…

Hazel Rose

Hazel Rose is a writer, artist, and facilitator who has worked in the nonprofit and expressive arts worlds for 15 years in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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