Becoming an Ally

Tools for achieving equity in people and institutions

Lopes, Tina and Barb Thomas. 2006. Dancing on Live Embers: Challenging Racism in Organizations. Toronto: Between the Lines.


Okun, Tema. 2010. The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know. Charlotte NC: Information Age Publishing.


There is a list of my favourite resources for educating allies at the end of Chapter Nine: “Educating Allies,” in the third edition of Becoming an Ally. Read it here.



Many people doing important critical thinking and writing about allies and some have a presence online:

Jody Alyn [http://www.alynconsulting.com/diversity-blog/page/9/]

Robin DiAngelo [http://robindiangelo.com/]

Lynn Gehl [http://www.lynngehl.com/settler-ally-resources.html]

Robert Jensen [http://robertwjensen.org/articles/by-topic/race-racism-and-white-privilege/]

Michelle O’Brien [http://www.coloursofresistance.org/370/whose-ally-thinking-critically-about-anti-oppression-ally-organizing-part-1/]

Tim Wise [http://www.timwise.org/]