Cheslie Kryst and the Myth of An Evolved America, A Black Female Perspective

After hearing that Sandra Bland “committed suicide,” I meet every accusation that followed with unapologetic speculation. News of Cheslie Kryst’s untimely death, however, brought my mind to the ambiguous ending of Nella Larson’s Passing. The novel’s final scene leaves readers to inquire whether a beautiful corpse along the city sidewalk met her end by push or…