The Unmasking of Rachel Dolezal: An Unintended Benefit
Rachel Dolezal has been unmasked. She lied about having been born in a tent, about having had a black biological father, about her black adopted brother being her son, and more. She fooled a lot of people for a long time, and for some reason those who knew did not share her real story, until either someone leaked it to a reporter or enough people were suspicious enough for someone to go look for her biological parents. Her story is interesting on two levels - first, the psychological motivations for, not only her claim to be black, but her reasons for creating a web of lies about it; and second, the public debate and discussions arising about what it is to be a certain race or mixed race and why we should care. Only good can come of the discussions of race and, in the end, Dolezal may turn out to have done more for promoting positive racial relations than she ever could have imagined.
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