Rachel’s Race: Answering “Who is Black?” and Trying to Make Sense of Dolezal’s Racial Identification

“Racially you are human…”  — Rachel Dolezal’s son (as said to his mother) I’ve always thought that the safest, most respectful policy upon meeting someone is to let them self-identify and accept that identification despite my perceptions.  So if a person tells me that she is a woman, I am not going to tell her … Continue reading Rachel’s Race: Answering “Who is Black?” and Trying to Make Sense of Dolezal’s Racial Identification

Black & White: The Exociticization of Mixed Race Women in Western Culture

Originally posted on chronicles of a mixed fat chick:
As published in Volup2 Magazine, April 2015 Has a White woman ever touched your hair without permission? It happens to me more often than not. They want to know, “Is it real? Is that all your hair?” Yes, and please stop petting me like an exotic… Continue reading Black & White: The Exociticization of Mixed Race Women in Western Culture