Two uncomfortable truths about "allyship":

1. Very few white people care enough about ending structural white supremacy to even try.

2. Of those few, most will do a complete 180° as soon as they're required to change any of their own behavior or ways of thinking.
Aesop taught us about fair-weather friends.

We can think of these as fair-weather fair-skin friends.
I've seen this all my life, but especially over the last six years.

So many people offered heartfelt sympathy and outrage at me being detained and interrogated for hours, but balk anytime they're made to feel complicit in systemic white supremacy in much smaller situations.
I don't believe in allyship as an identity label (it's a behavior), but if you had to determine whether someone is capable of acting as an ally with only one question, it should be this one:
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