When Critical-Cultural Theory Gets in the Wrong Hands: Rachel Dolezal & The Rachel Divide

Upon my friend Madge’s recommendation, I started watching the Rachel Dolezal documentary on Netflix. The movie raises a question that’s nagged me since the start of Dolezal’s controversy, which coincidentally unfolded during Kaitlyn Jenner’s trans self-disclosure: Is Dolezal’s claim to Blackness akin to a trans person’s gender identification? The documentary includes a montage of talking-head segments where media personalities debate the analogy. The anti-Dolezal camp…

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