A Watershed Event

Rachel Dolezal
United Black and White
Gay and straight
Neo-con and progressive

In ridicule
And contempt
In shaming and condemnation
For what she had done

For identifying as Black
When she had been born
To European-American
White parents

A notable achievement
For one who is blameless
To bring the cheap moral outrage
Of the many upon her

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at taylor.jon440@gmail.com. Read other articles by Jon.