"The thing about race is, scientifically, there's no such thing." (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

Of course -- so why does the media work so hard to ignore this fact? Every student learns this in college and yet if you watched media 24/7 -- from Jon Stewart to CNN to Fox -- you would never learn it. Simply put: Race is a social fact without scientific basis. So maybe the Rachel Dolezal thing will kick start the national conversation we need to have. Maybe someone will even state that "Caucasians" do not exist: meaning, there is no group of Americans descended from the Caucasus Mountains in Russia. As Kareem suggests, maybe we should let this woman keep doing social activism and raising her two African-American sons.