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After the protests #2: So you want to be an ally?

Chants, toppling statues, signs and singing fill the streets worldwide in response to the death of George Floyd and 100s of other African Americans at the hands of the American Police. This is the second episode of 5 Podcast’s mini-series “After the protest”. Johanna Kinnock and Maria Brus Pedersen dive into some of the big questions raised by the current demonstrations with some of the leading experts and change-makers on the issue. For this episode they speak to Danish debater and activist Prince Henry, about what “allyship” is all about and why white people need to step their anti-racism game up.

Here are a few further resources to learn more about race and allyship:

Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race, Reni Eddo-Lodge (excerpt)
This is how to support black British people right now, and how not to, Timi Sotire in the Huffington Post
Ibram X. Kendi (author of ‘how to be an anti-racist) in conversation with Rachel Martin on NPR
Munroe Bergdorf, repost of Giselle Buchanan’s ‘I want to be an ally but I don’t know what to do’ on Instagram
‘Reading is fundamental’ post, The Face