Rachel Dolezal accused of ‘blackface’ by adopted brother | US news | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/13/rachel-dolezal-blackface-race-brother?CMP=fb_gu

This one has been fascinating me for the last 48 hours. I discussed it with a
friend of black African ancestry, and she said it was upsetting to her because if Dolezal really did want to fight for social justice for people of color, she could have done so as a white woman, used her white privilege to her advantage, and possibly accomplished so much more. The primary thought I have beyond that is just…pity, I guess. Obviously what Dolezal did is fucked up, but when you see her face during that one TV interview when she realizes the jig is up, it’s just sad. What could have possessed her to do such a thing?

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