On the surface, it’s difficult to view Rachel Dolezal as anything but yet another depressing example of just how far the left’s push for the deconstruction of meaning and fact can go. Her fraudulent attempt to pose as a black woman and a victim of discrimination may not have stopped with lies on official applications but might even have extended to false claims of harassment. Yet yet her masquerade has not been greeted with universal condemnation. With the much-publicized acceptance of Caitlyn Jenner as a woman, many are asking why we can’t treat race — which is to some extent a social construct rather than a rigid divide between people — as similarly malleable. If she wants to think of herself as black, who are we, the thinking goes, to tell her she can’t? Understandably, many African-Americans as well as others are not prepared to accept this willingness to treat issues of identity in such a cavalier fashion. But is there something in this argument that might point the way toward a better society? If there is, it completely undermines the entire politics of grievance to which Dolezal has dedicated her life.