Notes You May Have Missed Vol. 16
Published on the last Thursday of each month, Notes You May Have Missed features selected notes from the past and present.
These notes serve as an introduction for new readers of N.A.H. and as a recap for regular visitors.
“Allyhood is more of an action word than it is an identity. In fact, an ally is a descriptor that can only truly be given to you by people who are marginalized, whom you might be actively engaged in using your privilege to work with them for their liberation.
Allies need to be invited in, and should not go where they are unwanted.”
“Obtaining a degree in Social Work, or another helping profession should not be understood as an acknowledgement that we know all there is to know, but an acceptance of a commitment to work towards continued learning and growth, and a charge to use what we’ve learned to work with others to undo the damage that has been done.”
“If you’re upset at fast food workers or others who are advocating for a earning a liveable minimum wage, consider the possibility that the vast majority of us are being under-compensated for our work.”
“Each of us may be going to something, or leaving something behind, at different times, and for different reasons. Some may give us warm feelings, while others may cause us sorrow.”
Thank you for your readership and sharing.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones