As a white person, I genuinely need guidance on how to be an ally and how to help. This led me to a SURJ meeting. At the meeting, I was told that Black Lives Matter members had encouraged the formation of SURJ, because they didn’t want white people to take over their meetings. They wanted them to form their own movement and educate each other about white supremacy, so that they could be better allies. Is this correct? I didn’t go back, because I was also uncomfortable being in a room full of white people talking about race. But how can I help support Black Lives Matter?