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‘I Identify as Black.’ But Is She?

Posted June 17th, 2015 at 2:20 pm (UTC-4)
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The case of Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP official who resigned after her parents revealed she is racially white, has become a lightening rod for self-identity. Her story set off a complex and uncomfortable national conversation about race, America’s history of racism and whether or not a white person can become black – just as Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn.

Black Like Who? Rachel Dolezal’s Harmful Masquerade

Posted June 17th, 2015 at 10:24 am (UTC-4)
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“I identify as black,” Ms. Dolezal told Matt Lauer on the “Today” show this morning. That may be. But actual black people, like me, don’t have the option of choosing.

Rachel Dolezal Has a Right to Be Black

Posted June 16th, 2015 at 9:36 am (UTC-4)
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On Monday, Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, resigned in shame because she had posed as a black woman even though she is biologically white.