June 17, 2015
“Race is a social construct. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t real as a lived experience in America, and it wasn’t constructed out of thin air. On this broken foundation, African Americans led, created communities and built a movement that transformed, and strives to further transform, America for the better. There may have been a role for Dolezal to play as ally in that movement if she had pursued it — but not as a white woman masquerading as a black woman.”
Read more of Blair L. M. Kelley’s post, “Whatever Rachel Dolezal is doing, let’s not call it ‘passing’” on the Washington Post.