June 24, 2015
I’m confused, again. When Bruce Jenner decided that he wasn’t the gender that he had been born and decided to change how he had been created he was lauded as a hero. When Rachel Dolezal decided that she wasn’t the race that she had been born and decided to change it she was denounced as a fraud. If you don’t know the Dolezal story, it appears that a number of years ago she began living as a black woman, she coloured her skin, permed her hair and eventually was hired as the president of the Spokane, Wash., branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. One headline announced that she had been outed as a white person.
This is not a rant against Bruce Jenner, I don’t know Bruce and he/she has never asked my opinion, nor is it an attempt to justify Ms. Dolezal’s decision, again I don’t know her or her motives.
What bothers me is how different their situations are being viewed by society and the media. The moral absolutes are now determined by the media and how they portray a particular story. But regardless of how the stories are reported or how these individuals feel about themselves, Bruce Jenner is not a woman and Rachel Dolezal is not black. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.