Performative Allyship Won’t Save Black Lives

Rasheena Fountain
Jul 12, 2020 · 4 min read

I understand that I am a guest on Coast Salish lands — that I too could fall into the pitfall of continuing the performance.

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I am so tired of the performance — public support that doesn’t end up in change for Black people. I used to wonder why Black Lives Matter signs on lawns and in windows didn’t bring me comfort on my walks through my neighborhood and why it felt unsettling. I’ve…