Who decides racial identity? Not Rachel Dolezal
What is race? Who decides what race a person is? Should a person be able to decide her race for herself? These questions — posed to students on Day One of our law school’s Race and the Law class — arose with a vengeance last week, when the parents of Spokane, Wash., NAACP chief Rachel Dolezal revealed her to be racially white — not the African American woman she held herself out to be.
Armstrong, M., & Wildman, S. M. (2015, June 16). Who decides racial identity? Not Rachel Dolezal. San Francisco Chronicle.