She not only turned away from the necessary and critical interrogation of our whiteness and its legacy, meaning, context-- including our ongoing weaponization of whiteness- but also turned away from much-needed exploration of white Jewishness. White Jews like myself benefit from white privilege and white supremacy while at the same time experiencing antisemitism and the insistence by white supremacists that we are appropriating whiteness. It's a liminal intersectional identity that needs more exploration. Instead her choice was to toss all that out the window to cosplay Blackness and deepen the harm that whiteness has caused.

This is brilliant work, as usual, Hal!

PhD, D&D DM, Disabled Cyborg, lifelong educator & theatremaker now working as a JEDI consultant (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion).

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