The illogical liberal logic


By now, everyone has heard of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who claimed for years to be a black woman to take advantage of special set-asides for minorities. She was quite successful at this and rose to be the head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington. This is only the latest in a pattern of people identifying as something or someone they are not, just like “Caitlyn” Jenner.

But while “Ms.” Jenner has been celebrated for “her” courage in assuming femininity, liberals are denouncing Ms. Dolezal for identifying as a black woman, and thus she has been shamed and forced to step down as head of the NAACP in Spokane. This leaves me terribly puzzled by the liberal logic. Was it because Ms. Dolezal was being deceptive?

Why, then, do they adore Elizabeth Warren? Senator Warren, like Ms. Dolezal, made false claims about her blood heritage — she claimed to be an American Indian and thus reaped a job at Harvard Law set aside for a minority. There, she actually took a job that was someone else’s by right! Her entire career, rising to U.S. Senator and potential presidential candidate, has been built on the fruit of that lie.

Can some liberal/progressive please help me out with their logic on this? It seems to me that if Rachel Dolezal is to be denounced for lying about who she is and Elizabeth Warren has done essentially the same thing, then logically they should be hounding Elizabeth Warren to step down from her U.S. Senate seat — not encouraging her to run for president.

Tim Inwood

Wilmington