Gaffney, C. (2016, Summer). Anatomy of an allyTeaching Tolerance. 34-37. Retrieved from

In the past being an ally in an educational environment meant being a white-teacher doing anti-racism work. But allies exits across all racial and ethnic identities. Becoming an allying is an ongoing process. The author stresses keeping these in mind during the process: Listen and offer help; do not hope that someone will educate you about his/her identity; accept criticism; don’t boast about your mission as an ally; speak up when you hear racist language; don’t apologize for your identity; seek support from other mentors; do not expect credit; and do not favor or support one group over another.