After reviewing the historical record, Larry Wilmore concluded that Obama is really the first president to use that word “without expecting someone to then immediately bring him a lemonade.”
Today, it seems, what you feel trumps what science says you are. In fact, with the aid of a flexible English language, certain words have become a virtual science by themselves.
The most pointed moral of Dolezal’s story has less to do with her and her delusions than with us and ours. She proved that America’s founding myth, the one that tells us race is a fixed and objective fact, is false.
Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter — who was revealed to be fraudulently passing herself off as black, when she is in fact white — was the talk of the late-night comedy shows on Monday.
Rachel Dolezal, whose parents say she is white, did not directly address allegations that she lied about being a black woman.