I’ll say three quick things. One, is to acknowledge your privilege. […] If you are an ally and can’t see your privilege, then you actually can’t commit to the work. That is a prerequisite for you to commit to this work. ‘Cause that’s how we differ. You have the privilege of being seen as the standard of what it means to be human in a way that Mike Brown, Kajieme, and Vonderrit did not. And you need to sit with that; you need to own that privilege and see it and once you do that you can move in that privilege in a way that is so powerful because you get to be the standard-bearer, and while we destroy the idea that ‘white’ is standard, it will necessitate people doing that from inside the privilege.
–DeRay McKesson, on the role of white allies