Have you ever witnessed a white person claiming membership to another racial group? Rachel Dolezal got a lot of attention for it, but she’s not the only one to distance herself from whiteness.
So what’s really going on with this phenomenon? Celia Edell’s breaking it down, and revealing why this is such a harmful exercise in privilege.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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Celia Edell is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism, a freelance writer, and feminist philosopher. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from University of Western Ontario and is currently doing her masters degree in philosophy at University of Sheffield in England. Her interests include critical race theory, mental health awareness, and bad made-for-TV movies. She tweets and blogs under the name @.
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