Many times, White allies try their best to offer their hand: joining Black Lives Matter movements, promoting supportive hashtags, or just generally expanding their network of friends. But sometimes, the mark misses the target when it comes to substantial, lasting change. Below, I talk a bit about some of the common things that White allies can do to be helpful and impactful.

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Sometimes, I try to explain exactly what I’m going through as a black, indigenous person of color (BIPOC) and it seems to miss the point.

I sit down and try to explain exactly what I’m going through, in excruciating detail, and… it still misses the point. …

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LaShana Lewis

LaShana is CEO of L. M. Lewis Consulting, a diversity consulting company, and serves as Director of the St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective.

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