Black Lives Matter - Now What?: Allyship And Action In Racial Justice Movements
Historically, most researchers have studied allyship in the context of identity development and defining the key characteristics and qualities of allyship through the perspective of self-identified allies. I study allyship in light of the protests and uprisings after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. Analyzing opinion editorials, I aimed to understand and analyze the perspectives of Black activists and authors in terms of white allyship to racial justice movements. This study offers information about what behaviors allies should engage in, what practices to avoid, and what solidarity towards racial justice movements may look like moving forward. For further exploration, researchers should incorporate social media analysis into their study.