I’m honoured to work with Sara, she educates, pushes and questions me on a daily basis and I’m incredibly lucky to have such a powerful black woman by my side. But this situation is taking its toll on our black friends and peers, give them permission to digest this heart-wrenching information. We non-black people are privileged to be surrounded by black people willing to educate us on the mistakes of our ancestors. We are privileged to not have lived experience, but to be able to ‘learn’ and ‘educate ourselves,’ so do so. We need to do this together, and seriously, non-black students, please do more, take time and educate yourself.
Sara Elkhawad, NUSU Welfare and Equality Officer and social justice campaigner has offered the following 5 points to help you become a better ally."
Students' Union President 2019-20