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Michigan State University

DEI Resources: Allyship & Community Engagement

Definitions

Ally: Someone who makes the commitment and effort to recognize their privilege (based on gender, class, race, sexual identity, etc.) and work in solidarity with oppressed groups in the struggle for justice. Allies understand that it is in their own interest to end all forms of oppression, even those from which they may benefit in concrete ways.

Diversity Resource Center. Diversity and Social Justice Glossary. University of Washington. 

Allyship

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