Keith Olberman: Rachel Dolezal and Effa Manley Passing for Black

Keith Olberman: Rachel Dolezal and Effa Manley  Passing for Black

Keith Olberman takes a look at the story of MLB Hall of Famer Effa Manley, her relationship with race and how it relates to the story of Rachel Dolezal.

Olberman  puts the Rachel Dolezal story in perspective with the remarkable life of  Effa Manley who chose to ‘pass’ as black in a time when it was not generally advantageous for an ambitious person to be black, much less a woman!

We’ve heard of black women who ‘passed’ as white, the better to function in the world and achieve their dreams in a segregated world. But Manley took her talents to the Negro Baseball Leage, and the rest – as they way, is history.