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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Allyship


What is allyship? 

Allyship is used to describe efforts by members of a privileged in-group to advance the interests of marginalized groups, both in society at large and within in particular social contexts, such as universities or workplaces. (Adapted from

Allyship Articles & Resources

Came, H. & Griffith, D. (2018) Tackling racism as a ‘wicked’ public health problem: Enabling allies in anti-racism praxis. Social science & medicine (1982). [Online] 199181–188.Johnson, W. B. (2017) How to be an ally to new minority scholars. The Chronicle of higher education. 63 (34), A12.

Massey, M. & Johnson, K. (2021) Social Work Educators as White Allies?: An Integrative Literature Review. Advances in social work. [Online] 21 (2/3), 522–544. 

McElya, M. (2019) A Brief History of the Social Justice Ally. Boston review (Cambridge, Mass. : 1982). (12), 123–132.McGloin, C. (2015) Listening to hear: Critical allies in indigenous studies. Australian journal of adult learning. 55 (2), 267–282. 

Mio, J. S. (2004) Asians on the Edge: The Reciprocity of Allied Behavior. Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology. [Online] 10 (1), 90–94.

Sue, D. W. et al. (2019) Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders. The American psychologist. [Online] 74 (1), 128–142. 

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Allyship - Further Reading