I know it’s been a little while since the thing with Rachel Dolezal was really a “hot topic”, but I’ve been talking about what she did and how America’s history has influenced these situations, with a few friends of mine. It really is an interesting situation, and is in no way a simple one. One of the main people I’ve been discussing things with is studying Race and Ethnic Relations, and she has provided a great deal of input on the topic (the majority of the references were provided by her as well [thank you, Stella]). I originally wrote out an entirely different Blog post about this, but when I reached out for input, it was very clear that – while my general logic was sound – I was missing large portions of information. This Blog post is filled with many of her thoughts, as well as my own.