Dolezal’s delusion and commitment to living as a black woman is profound. And it’s inherently wrong. The implications of a white woman, donning blackness and then using that blackness in order to navigate black spaces is offensive. Her passing flies in the face of the countless black women who have had to pass as white in the history of this country, not because of a preference for or fetishization of whiteness, but purely out of survival. And comparing her life to Caitlyn Jenner’s is an insult to Jenner’s personal struggle. ‘I’m not doing this to be interesting. I’m doing this to live,’ she told Vanity Fair.
Dolezal is not trying to survive. She’s merely indulging in the fantasy of being 'other.’
— Why Comparing Rachel Dolezal To Caitlyn Jenner Is Detrimental To Both Trans And Racial Progress | Zeba Blay for the Huffington Post