You have probably by now heard of Rachel Dolezal, the white person “passing” for black and running an NAACP chapter in the Pacific Northwest. Apparently, her parents adopted a black kid and she was also estranged from them. There’s likely a lot of mental stuff going on here, obviously, none of it good.
13 Jun 2015 by Roman Dmowski
That said, as in the 80s movie Soul Man, clearly “being black” has various privileges just like “being white” did in the era of passing. We’re just supposed to pretend not to notice, and instead to imagine “they have it harder than everyone else.” True, if they’re from a dysfunctional, poor, uncvilized ghetto family, anyone, even someone of talent, has it much harder in that environment. But that’s true of whites with meth-addict parents growing up in trailer parks. But blacks, even the Cosby kids or their equivalent, get legal privileges that poor whites don’t. That’s the elephant in the room.