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Posted on 06/15/2015 6:14:10 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Welcome to post-racial America, where "reverse-passing" has become a real thing. (Thanks, Obama!) Today we return to the odd case of Racial (h/t Abenaki) Dolezal: the white woman who thinks shes black.
I say stop bullying her, she has already been the victim of 8 separate hate crimes so how much more street cred do you need? I believe weve established the fact shes biologically Caucasian-American, butt apparently in Racials mind shes an African-American. As such, shes entitled to hold the jobs that non-African-Americans wont do: serving as President of the Spokane NAACP and Professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University. And being trans-racial also entitle her to special grants, scholarships, access to special programs and all the free self-tanning lotion she wants.
If you can decide youve been born into the wrong gender/genders you can certainly decide youve been born into the wrong race. Especially now that weve learned that being African-American is biological butt race is just a social construct. See if you can make heads or tails out of this discussion although I warn you; even the normally lucid Tammy Bruce seems as clear as mud (no racial animus intended) here:
I thought Brian Benjamin made up the idea of race being a social construct, butt quelle surprise! Its a real thing:
Race is not biologically real -it is socially and politically constructed via law, public policy and social practices.
And if you can be transgendered and trans-racial I see no reason why you cant also be trans-specious as well (as in species not specious unless of course the shoe fits). So until further notice I have decided to be a cat. A black cat. Beware.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
I remember working the midshift in a building on Lindsey Air Station in Wiesbaden in 1973-4. About 4 AM I was talking to an old lifer and we were discussing advancement and best things to be.
He told me that he’d either want to be a “Bird Colonel or a black Airman Third”
I don’t see any reason to where black face or change the appearance in any way.
Dang it, if I say I’m Asian, black, or Native American, that should be enough.
I am certainly a (Post Columbian) Native American and have documentation to prove it.
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