“In this moment as a black woman, I know that I’m having a visceral response to what I’m seeing and reading,” says Yaba Blay, teacher-scholar of Africana Studies at Drexel University and author of “Why is it that you as a white woman have access to blackness, but we as black people will never have access to whiteness?
Why is black the category that you can come dance in?
The Omega CAM imager on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope has captured this glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29.
Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in this giant image, including cosmic dust and gas clouds that reflect, absorb, and re-emit the light of hot young stars within the nebula.
“What bothers people is the way she went about it.” Gallagher says he uses a thought experiment to get at this issue in a class he teaches on race. But Thursday night, her parents told a local TV station that Dolezal is not black or even biracial, but fully caucasian.“We are definitely her birth parents,” her father Lawrence Dolezal told the Washington “We are both of Caucasian and European descent.” The Dolezals said their daughter, who could not be reached to comment for this story, became interested in black culture when they adopted her black siblings while Dolezal was a teenager.” Blay was careful to point out that we don’t know all the details about Dolezal’s alleged choice, and there could be another side to this story.But if it’s true, she says, Dolezal’s decision to live as a black woman goes beyond cultural appropriation.