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Rachel Dolezal’s ‘deception’: What we don’t want to know about racial identity in America

Stephanie Jones-Rogers, assistant professor of history | June 29, 2015

Recently, I was watching television and became captivated by the story of a fascinating woman. She was born to parents who claimed one racial identity, which was affixed to her through infancy, childhood, and adolescence. When she grew to be a woman, she made a choice to become someone else. She divorced herself from everyone … Continue reading »

The not-so-new history of Asian international and transracial adoption

Catherine Ceniza Choy, professor of ethnic studies | June 25, 2015

Social media’s recent co-option of the term “transracial” to describe former NAACP chapter President Rachel Dolezal’s controversial identification as black has garnered a maelstrom of criticism from adoption community members for good reason. It erases the decades-long history of Asian international and transracial adoption in the United States. The United States is the top recipient … Continue reading »