Wednesday, June 17, 2015

You Can't Make Sense of Crazy #AskRachel #RachelDolezal

I have a confession to make. As a person who pulls her writing ideas from social media, huge stories that grabs almost everyone's attention knocks me off my game. I can't write on a new subject every day when everyone is still stuck on the same subject. With that said, this is my Rachel Dolezal post.

According to google CRAZY has several different meanings. Crazy can mean:

  • Mentally deranged, as in manifested in a wild or aggressive way
  • Extremely enthusiastic 
  • Extremely, as in any huge emotion you've had lately 

Clearly everyone doesn't have the same depth of enthusiasm. What one person may see as aggressive behavior, another will see as normal. Some people also exaggerate how extreme things are to them. Therefore, you can't reason out crazy. It's not to be understood.

However, in the last several days dissertations have been written about Rachel Dolezal. People have been angry with her actions and have begged for answers. Upon giving answers, people can still bee seen expressing how much they dislike (or hate) her.

If you haven't heard the news, she's a White woman who went to an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) and didn't feel like she fit in being herself. So over the years she decided to try and turn herself into a Black woman by wearing Braids, Afro's, doing community work in African American neighborhoods, and becoming the leader of Spokane, Washington NAACP. Outside of Washington her name was barely known until last Thursday when an article in a newspaper and a local television news story was done on her. It was a local story in the Northwest, but when something controversial hits Twitter it never stays local.

If this woman sounds crazy to you, then more than likely she is. In no way is this post meant to break down her CRAZY or dive too deep into her life. This is just written to let you know You Can't Make Sense of CRAZY.