In Clearly Invisible, Marcia Alesan Dawkins explores passingâpresenting oneself as a member of a racial group to which one does not belong. Dawkins argues that passing is a rhetorical act that âforces us to think and rethink what, exactly, makes a person black, white or âother,â and why we care.â
It hasnât even been six months since I quaked irrationally with fear as my husband went off with a friend to a sleepy little cinema in western Pennsylvania, weeks after the Aurora shooting. If my kids went to elementary school, Iâd be quaking with fear this morning.
Shaneâs post is not particularly unique in its outlook; over a year ago, Marcus Thompson, a pastor in Oakland, CA, published a piece on Relevant calledâThe Immorality of Gluttonyâ that expresses very similar concerns. (I responded to it here.)