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White People Are Crowding the Conversation Around Race

There’s a fine line between being an ally and making a movement all about yourself

The Black Womxn’s Empowerment March in New York. Photo: Ira L. Black — Corbis/Getty Images

It was heartening, early on, to see the white people supporting the Black Lives Matter protests. As demonstrations rolled through the country this summer after the killing of George Floyd, we saw the…

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Jessica Valenti

Feminist author & columnist. Native NYer, pasta enthusiast.

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