More than a century before Rachel Dolezal burst into our national consciousness, Clarence King was slipping back and forth across the color line, using his work as a traveling geologist to sustain his secret life.
A few years ago, my wife casually mentioned that she doesn’t consider herself 100 percent white any more. She has blond hair, blue eyes and fair skin, and all of her ancestors have been Irish.
My wife and I are an interracial couple.
Those of you who follow my comedy know that my wife is a Black woman who converted to Judaism.
As the parent of a Black Jewish child, I want my son to feel at home in the Jewish community. It seems to me that it is in our self interest to welcome everyone with open arms, yet it occurs to me that we may need to be sensitive to what Alvin Toffler described in the 70’s as “Future Shock”