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PIE Blog — Black History Month

4 Ways to Practice Allyship for Racial Justice

4 Ways to Practice Allyship for Racial Justice

Racial tension, civil unrest, and systemic injustice impact us in different ways. For some people, the highlighted inequities give further proof to their lived experiences, and move them to speak out and take action for justice. For others, it opens their eyes to now see the racial injustices that their privilege once allowed them to ignore.  If you’re in the latter group, you may be looking for ways to stand in solidarity with communities of color. While this process is a lifelong journey, and there are many ways to continuously learn, grow, and hold yourself accountable, here are four tangible...


"Why is there no white history month?" Here's Why.

"Why is there no white history month?" Here's Why.

Just a week or so before the start of Black History Month, my little sister showed me screen shots from a white classmate's Snapchat story, where the girl asked the age-old question, "Why is there a black history month? We don't get a white history month." My sister was deeply triggered; she was very frustrated, and started talking with another (black) classmate on FaceTime about the incident. It was frustrating to me to hear the hurt of these 8th graders, as their young minds tried to articulate and explain why we have Black History Month. I listened in as they shared...