Author Topic: Rachel Dolezal: Still Considers Herself Black  (Read 174 times)

Offline SGOS (OP)

Rachel Dolezal: Still Considers Herself Black
« on: February 27, 2017, 03:36:40 AM »
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/26/rachel-dolezal-white-woman-who-identifies-as-black-now-jobless-may-soon-be-homeless.html

Out of work, out of money and on food stamps, and no job offers, except from reality TV and the porn industry, she still identifies as black, and now compares her situation to a transgender person.  I dunno.  Maybe she's right.  Currently, the media, as well as most people, say she's wrong, a liar, or even a bit off her rocker, but if we recognize that gender is fluid, why would we not recognize that in race?

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Rachel Dolezal, the infamous white woman who for years passed herself off as African American and rose to become head of an NAACP branch, is now jobless, on food stamps and expects to soon be homeless.

A defiant Dolezal, 39, recounted her current plight to The Guardian. Dolezal said she’s only been offered jobs in reality television and porno flicks. A friend helped her come up with the money for February’s rent and she doesn’t know how she’s going to pay for March.

And she still says she’s not white.

“I do think a more complex label would be helpful, but we don’t really have that vocabulary,” Dolezal told The Guardian. “I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than ‘I’m white.’ Because, you know, I’m not white . . . Calling myself black feels more accurate than saying I’m white.”

Dolezal was exposed in June 2015 when a local television crew asked her the simple question: “Are you African American?”

Pictures of a younger, white-skinned and blonde-haired Dolezal soon surfaced and her story exploded. The formerly successful leader of the Spokane NAACP chapter and a university professor, Dolezal – who once sued historically-black Howard University for racial discrimination, because she was white – now says she’s been turned down for 100 jobs and her memoir was rejected by 30 publishers before finding a taker.

She’s also apparently begun ruffling feathers in the transgender community by claiming that race, like gender, is fluid.

“It’s more so,” Dolezal told The Guardian. “Because it wasn’t even biological to begin with. It was always a social construct.”

Dolezal said she’s never considered identifying as white again.

“I feel that I was born with the essential essence of who I am, whether it matches my anatomy and complexion or not,” Dolezal said. “I’ve never questioned being a girl or a woman, for example, but whiteness has always felt foreign to me, for as long as I can remember. I didn’t choose to feel this way or be this way, I just am.

Offline Baruch

Re: Rachel Dolezal: Still Considers Herself Black
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 06:55:13 AM »
SJW stuff.  African-Americans etc should be happy anyone voluntarily wants to identify as them.  But this is politics, and her upset parents who want her to return to their KKK rallies.  i have connections to more than one ethnic community.  Do I have to be Orthodox Jew to be Jewish?  No, not at all.  I am much more Jewish than secular Jews, or Israeli Jews on a religious level.  And if any rabbi tells me what to do, I would kick their kosher ass.  So I sympathize with her.  If she self-identifies with gay people the SJWs would be overjoyed.  Of course maybe she is crazy, but that is a separate problem.  If I choose not to self identify on my Irish side, then I see no problem .. I like Leprechauns, but I don't want to go kill Englishmen.

My identity works on several levels ... religion, multi-ethnicity, nationality, primary language, politics etc.  As an adoptee, I support both my biological and adopted lineages.  On the biological side I am British/Irish + Franco/German + Spanish/Scandinavian + Ashkenazi Jew.  On the adopted side I am Anglo/Norman + German/Czech + Irish/Norman.  I am very into E Asia culturally, but Semitic theologically.  My nationality is USA all the way, but I am open to legal immigration, and am pro-Mexican.  My primary language is American English, but I am an amateur polyglot.  And my politics is Centrist/Cynic.  So if I am not Orthodox Jewish, and support every crime Israel commits, am I not Jewish enough?
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Rachel Dolezal: Still Considers Herself Black
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 05:40:25 AM »
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/26/rachel-dolezal-white-woman-who-identifies-as-black-now-jobless-may-soon-be-homeless.html

Out of work, out of money and on food stamps, and no job offers, except from reality TV and the porn industry, she still identifies as black, and now compares her situation to a transgender person.  I dunno.  Maybe she's right.  Currently, the media, as well as most people, say she's wrong, a liar, or even a bit off her rocker, but if we recognize that gender is fluid, why would we not recognize that in race?

If a biological male can decide to be female, I don't see why a caucasian can't decide to be black.  What the heck, I'm a Martian.  I declare it so.  Voila!
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead