Mostly I wanted to stay out of this discussion about Rachel Dolezal because Black people and people of color have been contributing important sides to the debate of "Why is this ok/not ok? Can she be Black? What is Black?" Part of the problematic aspect of this is the silencing of "authentic" Black voices, particularly of Black women (but we're finding out it's hard to say exactly what that means). I find it very strange that politically progressive people are being race police here. I've been reading a lot about it and following feeds of Black facebook friends I look up to politically, and it's been helping me understand and have a more nuanced view than a lot of the coverage I've seen. But also, as a White activist who does lots of anti-racist work, I feel like I understand something about someone in Dolezal's position (even without knowing much about her personally). There are two ways I identify with the extremely odd case of "reverse passing" recently discovered of Rachel Dolezal: (1) the want to shield yourself from White racist comments, which although not directed at you may be felt deeply personally, and (2) the complicated nature of me figuring out how I'm "Jewish," as someone marrying into the religion, deeply atheist, but nevertheless heavily involved with my synagogue and proud of Jewish history. I tried to process these thoughts on camera, for myself as much as to add to the discussion, leaving out issues that were more well-presented by others.