How to Better Acknowledge the Experiences of Marginalized People

How to Better Acknowledge the Experiences of Marginalized People

By Jon Higgins, Ed.D. (DoctorJonPaul) 

This article is part of a series.

Part Two - Affirming the Experiences of Marginalized People

Part Three - Advocating for Marginalized People

 

As someone who spends a lot of time in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) spaces, I am often asked what are the best ways to support marginalized people. After years of doing this work and finding peace in many of the moments where I have experienced oppression, I wanted to offer up some vital ways that folks can evolve their allyship to being better accomplices. 

I have said time and time again that while being an ally is a noun, being an accomplice is a verb - it’s something that we all must do. While being an accomplice to marginalized people in your workplace can take various shapes and forms, one of the most important and vital things that anyone can do is so simple in concept yet something that many struggle with. 

The first step to being a better accomplice requires us t...

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