Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane branch of the NAACP and a leader of the black community, lied for years about her race, claiming she was black when in fact she was born to two white parents. Critics have come out and attacked Dolezal, but thankfully the progressives at MSNBC like Melissa Harris-Perry have come to her defense. Remember when Glenn said you would wake up one day and no longer recognize your country? Well, this story is just the latest example.
The parents of a Washington state NAACP chapter president say their daughter is white.
Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal told KREM-TV that their daughter Rachel Dolezal, president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, has always identified with black culture, but is not actually black.
The story generated a lot of debate over the weekend, with many stunned that a white women could pass herself off as a different race and become a leader in the black community.
The oddest response to the controversy has come from Melissa Harris-Perry, who dedicated a lot of time on her weekend show to the story and the topic of "trans-racial."
“But is it possible that she might actually be black? The best way that I know how to describe this and I want to be very careful here because I don’t want to say it’s equivalent to the transgender experience," Harris-Perry said. “But there is a useful language in trans and cis, which is to just to say some of us are born cis-gendered, some of us are born trans-gendered."
"I am identifying as somebody who didn't understand," Glenn said as Stu ran through a series of definitions for "cis" and "trans".
Glenn explained that the debate in this country over gender identity and now racial identity undermines common sense
"Our entire society has dropped reality. We don't know what's real anymore," Glenn said.
"We don't know what we're even saying to each other anymore. So you're going to be called a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, something, because language has changed so much that they can control this. Now you have to obey and say the things that they want you to say. And so we stop talking to each other," he added.
News broke Monday morning that Dolezal resigned as the head of Spokane's branch of the NAACP.
Breaking News: Rachel Dolezal Steps Down as President of Spokane, Wash., N.A.A.C.P. http://t.co/768deOZa5l— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 15, 2015