June 12th, 2015
So where do we think transracialism ranks? Because it’s clearly going to be a thing. Here’s our first exhibit, a story about a woman in Spokane who runs the local NAACP chapter and has been passing as black. But is actually . . . white? Yuh-huh. Some highlights from the blockbuster investigation:
A recent investigation into racially charged threats made toward the president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane have raised questions beyond who made the threats.
On Thursday, Rachel Dolezal’s parents claimed she had been deceiving people.
Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal said Thursday that they want people to know the truth including that their daughter is Caucasian. The Dolezal’s sat down with KREM 2 News and said their daughter is specifically German and Czech. . . .
Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal said their daughter has always identified with the African American culture and had black siblings who were adopted. They said she went to school in Mississippi and was part of a primarily African American community.
The Dolezal’s said Rachel married and later divorced a black man. They said after the divorce in 2004 Rachel began identifying differently. She started claiming to be partially African American and the daughter of bi-racial parents. They said they have noticed her change in physical appearance but do not know how she did so.
“Rachel has wanted to be somebody she’s not. She’s chosen not to just be herself but to represent herself as an African American woman or a biracial person. And that’s simply not true,” said Ruthanne Dolezal.
I’m not sure where Rachel’s parents get off saying that she’s not African American. They wouldn’t be so bigoted if Rachel insisted she was a man, now, would they?
Rachel said she does not consider her biological parents her real parents.
KREM 2 asked to address the public sentiment that she misrepresented her race.
“I can understand that. And like I said, it’s more important to me to clarify that to the black community, and with my executive board, than it really is for me to explain it to a community that I quite frankly don’t think understands the definitions of race and ethnicity,” said Dolezal.
As Santino would say, THIS. Why should Rachel have to explain herself to a community with no understanding about the definitions of race and ethnicity?
The only problem for Rachel is that I suspect she’s about to find out that WTB transracialism doesn’t rank very high on the pyramid of grievances. At least not today.
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