Monday, June 15, 2015

Thoughts of Rachel Dolezal

I'm not Jewish. Never been in a synagogue, never spoken to a rabbi on religious matters. In fact, I am not at all religious. But, if I were forced to choose a religion by some thug wearing a brown shirt with an armband showing a broken cross, I'd like to think I tell him, "As far as you are concerned, I am a Jew."

I prefer to see Rachel through that lens. She chose to identify with a people who are belabored by generations of racial animus, to see life through their eyes, and to help as best she can. I won't say it was a wise choice (I doubt telling a black-blooded Sturmabteilung I'm Jewish would be a wise choice either) but it is a choice I can respect.

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