Rachel Dolezal has a right to be black

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  • Rachel Dolezal, who is biologically white, passed as a black woman as a leader at NAACP
  • Camille Gear Rich: We should not indict her for her choice to link herself to the black community

Camille Gear Rich is professor of law and sociology at USC Gould School of Law. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN)When it comes to identity, America takes one step forward and two steps back.

On Monday, Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, resigned in shame because