Are You a Performative Ally? Here Are the Signs.

True allies don’t just say they’re committed to diversity and inclusion — they show it. Here’s how you can spot a genuine ally vs. a performative one.

It’s Black History Month in the United States. For those that do not identify as Black and want to appropriately celebrate and honor Black history, it might feel difficult to know what to say or do. White people have been conditioned for most of their lives to not talk about racism, to be color blind and were often taught that racial injustice had already been resolved through the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements.

Here are some of the challenges many well-intentioned, yet performative allies have when they show up in the conversation about racial issues…


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Originally published on Entrepreneur, February 6, 2023