Rachel Doležal had the nerve to call her book “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World”.
Let’s break that down a bit. Where’s the color? What does color mean to her? Is it in the necklace that she’s wearing on the cover? Maybe it’s in the filter they used for the cover picture, because she was born melanin (color) deficient.
Also, is she really trying to find her place in a black and white world? She doesn’t want to be in a “white” world, and the people in the “black” world aren’t calling for her either. So, what she talkin bout?
I’m just perplexed. She looks so sincere about her cause on that cover. She’s got to be sincere because the book costs money. Who does she expect to be interested enough to pay for that book? Who does she expect to be interested enough to pay for gas to go to the library to look at the book there?
A piece of the excerpt from the Amazon description of the book says,
“With In Full Color, Rachael Doležal describes the path that led her from being a child of white evangelical parents to an NAACP chapter president and respected educator and activist who identified as black. Along the way, she’ll discuss the deep emotional bond she formed with her four adopted black siblings, the sense of belonging she felt while living in black communities in Jackson, Mississippi and Washington, D.C., and the discrimination she’s suffered while living as a black woman.”
Huh! I’m from Jackson, MS, and I’ve never seen or heard of her. Also, just because you “identify” as black doesn’t mean that you’re not just another white woman who feels like she has the authority to tell other white women the black woman’s story.
Honestly, I don’t expect other white women to read this book either though. It takes a special level of petty to read this book. It would be for the same reason that we watched any of the 2016 Presidential debates, so we could get some good laughs in as this white woman (man) in botched black (orange) face explains to us the struggles of “The Blacks” in the “inner-city”.