Friday, June 12, 2015

The Limits of White Privilege

Finally: some limits to white privilege. Apparently impersonating a black person is not covered, no matter how good your intentions. At least not if you’re a woman.


Just ask Rachel Dolezal, president of the NAACP's chapter in Spokane and also a part-time professor in the Africana Studies Program at Eastern Washington University.

Rachel, who claims to be white, black and Native American, was outed by her own mother to be of Czech, Swedish, and German ancestry, along with some "faint traces" of Native American heritage – like Elizabeth Warren except Rachel doesn’t even have high cheekbones. It seems this is all too nuanced of an issue for us plebes to comprehend though, so I’ll let the part time professor explain:

"That question is not as easy as it seems. There's a lot of complexities ... and I don’t know that everyone would understand that." Later, she said, "We're all from the African continent," an apparent reference to scientific studies tracing the origin of human life to east Africa.

Personally, I think she has ulterior motives – again, like Elizabeth Warren. Although I don’t think Rachel’s motive is political office; I smell a book deal. White Like Me, perhaps?


Sort of a catchy title. Of course, if Rachel had just been posing as a black MAN posing as a black woman that would have been entirely different. Trannies are all the rage right now; and that’s really just a matter of choice.

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And let’s face it, America just doesn’t need any more angry black women.

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