Original articlesThe Role of Nurses as Allies Against Racism and Discrimination An Analysis of Key Resistance Movements of Our TimeWeitzel, Jennifer MS, RN; Luebke, Jeneile MS, RN; Wesp, Linda PhD, RN, FNP-BC; Graf, Maria Del Carmen MSN, RN, CTN-A; Ruiz, Ashley BSN, RN; Dressel, Anne PhD, CFPH, MLIS, MA; Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy PhD, RNAuthor Information University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Correspondence: Jennifer Weitzel, MS, RN, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1921 E Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211 ([email protected]). We are grateful to our mentor, Professor Patricia Stevens, on whose shoulders we stand, with courage, to articulate the role we believe professional nurses should play in support of movements that ultimately address the health and well-being of the most marginalized and those who experience the greatest injustice in our society. Professor Stevens' work and her activism provided us with the necessary foundation on which we can propose radical solutions to the complex challenges that we face as a society. As nurses, we must stand up and speak out against the injustices that impact the people whose health we have a responsibility to promote and to protect. This is our collective responsibility as a professional body. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: April/June 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 2 - p 102-113 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000290 Buy CE Test Metrics Abstract The remnants of colonialism manifesting as structural violence, racism, and oppression continue to plague our society as evidenced by the persistence of health inequities, particularly for minority populations in the United States. As a profession bound by moral and ethical mandates, nursing must resist and deconstruct oppression in all its forms. Nurses, informed by critical race theory, intersectionality, and historical trauma, can become formidable allies with marginalized populations in the fight for social justice and health equity. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.