Rachel Dolezal –and My Lack of Outrage

I know I’m going to get a tongue-lashing or two and may lose a point on my Black-card, but I’m just can’t seem to get outraged about Rachel Dolezal pretending to be a Sista.

Hold up — hear me out. I know that this story touches on deeper issues: the way Ms. Dolezal felt as if she could relegate our race down to hair, dress and skin color; the disrespect that she paid to our entire race and culture by acting as if Blackness is something that you can take on and off; and just quite simply the fact that she lied. I get it –trust me.

About Randi B.

Randi is a diversity and inclusion strategist, speaker, trainer and writer, focusing on making connections and cultivating empathy in this diverse world one trip, speech, article, book and conversation at a time.

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