Michael Eric Dyson: Black People Would Support Rachel Dolezal More Than They Would Clarence Thomas


MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: What Rachel has suggested is that she has embraced an African-American culture, black identity that seems to run counter to what her parents desire... Those of us who talk about race as a social construct, that it is more complicated -- Bill Clinton as the first black president even though he never said that he was black.

It means that she may not be African-American, but she may be blacker in a cultural sense. She has taken on the idea, the identities, the struggles, she has identified with them.

I bet a lot more black people would support Rachel Dolezal than would support, say, Clarence Thomas.

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