By now, you’ve surely heard the story of Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who for years passed herself off as black and became the president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP. Frankly, I could not understand why she would do this and was not sure about how I felt about the whole thing. I was certain that there were bigger issues raised here that I should be thinking about. I know there are – but what ARE they and what do I think about them? Surely, this all goes beyond just one, single woman. So I decided to think it over and do a blog.
However, as someone who grew up in New York and has lived in New Jersey for a long time with many New Jersey friends, after seeing this cartoon this morning, I decided to just laugh about it all and leave the “deeper” issues for another day.
The New Yorker, June 16th – Christopher Weyant