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 she’s 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 we’ve established the fact she’s “biologically” Caucasian-American, butt apparently in Racial’s mind she’s an African-American. As such, she’s entitled to hold the jobs that non-African-Americans won’t 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 you’ve been born into the wrong gender/genders you can certainly decide you’ve been born into the wrong race. Especially now that we’ve 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! It’s 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 can’t 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.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network