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Section 5. Learning to be an Ally for People from Diverse Groups and Backgrounds

___ An ally is any person who supports, empowers, or stands up for another person or a group of people.

___ People from targeted or oppressed groups are systematically bombarded by society with discrimination and are in need of support from those people who are not targeted in the same ways.

___ There are many different ways to be an ally, but, overall, being an ally helps build stronger communities.

___ Allies do not fulfill this role due to feelings of guilt or superiority.

___ Being an effective ally means looking at the history of the culture that needs allies.

___ Allies take a stand when groups are targeted with unjust treatment.

___Allies promote leadership in diverse groups and train others to be allies.