Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Transracial - The Saga Of Rachel Dolezal


I'm pretty sure by now that everyone has learned of the sad tale of Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP leader who fooled the world into thinking she was an African American woman. The question I have is if it is wrong what she did?

We live in a world will people can change their gender. So why not race? If there is transgendered people, why not transracial?

The only problem I can foresee is when people lie. I feel that it's wrong for transgendered people to present themselves as being naturally born women or men, whatever gender they want to be. Just like I would feel it's wrong for transracial to lie and misrepresent themselves as being naturally the race they want to be.  So I think the problem here is that she lied. If she was just honest and said that she was born white but identifies as black, then there wouldn't be any problem. She also wouldn't be in the dire position she is in now. As it stands now, she has lost everything. She's going to have to start her life all over again, in a new career as well.

I will tell you this. Rachel Dolezal needs to apologize for her deception. That's the one thing that bothered me about her resignation letter. No apology.

4 comments:

  1. I agree. It was the deceit more than anything else.
    Bonnie

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  2. Yes it's the lying but also the mockery of how she looks. Being black has nothing to do with how you look and speak. I'm creole and people will tell me that Im not black, I don't seem black, Etc,

    The point is that she'll never know what it's like to really be us. We're this from birth and it's not a mask we can take on and off like her. She still has her white privilege whether she realizes it or not. A black person with beautiful dark skin could never say they identify as white and have people take him seriously. He'll be looked at as a damn fool in denial.

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    1. Most Creole's I know don't identify as black. If you ask them what they identify as they say Creole. So that's interesting that you identify as black.

      The same arguments are made agains transsexuals, that they don't what being a "real woman" or a "real man" is like.

      I don't think there will ever be an a satisfying answer to the argument one way or another. In the end, people are going to do what they are gong to do and society will continue to move on.

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  3. I actually identified as black for a year or two. At the time I had a past life coming through. I would actually look at my skin, and though it was white, see it as black.

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