Shouldn’t this be considered a “trans-racist” question? Since liberals believe that race and gender are exactly the same in the sense that one is allegedly born with “gender identity” in the same way that someone is born black or white. In other words, a person might be born a biological male but “identify” as a woman.
So, if someone is born white, he or she should just as easily be able to “identify” as black if that’s his or her true “identity.” Asking if Rachel Dolezal might “actually” be black is the same as asking if Bruce Jenner might “actually” be a woman. Posing such a question about Jenner would be considered offensive, because it’s suggesting that everyone knows that Jenner is a man posing as a woman. The politically correct thing to do is to politely suspend your disbelief and pretend that Bruce is a woman. Wondering if he’s actually a woman demonstrates that you didn’t actually accept that he is a woman, and that’s bigoted, hateful and trans-sexist.
The fine folks over at MSNBC haven’t yet caught up with their own social mores that they’ve constructed for everyone else to follow. The Blaze reported:
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry wondered aloud on her show Saturday evening if “it’s possible” that Rachel Dolezal, the white NAACP leader who lied about her race, “might actually be black.”
Dolezal was recently outed by her Caucasian parents as white, although the Spokane NAACP president claimed to have a black father and has said she identifies as black. Harris-Perry, along with guest Allyson Hobbs who wrote a book, Chasing Exile, about passing as another race, discussed whether or not Dolezal could identify as black.
“But is it possible that she might actually be black? The best way that I know how to describe this and I want to be very careful here,” Harris-Perry mused. “Because I don’t want to say it’s equivalent to the transgender experience.”
“But there is a useful language in trans and cis, which is to just to say some of us are born cis-gendered, some of us are born trans-gendered,” Harris-Perry said. “But I wonder can it be that one would be cis-black and trans-black, that there is actually a different category of blackness, about the achievement of blackness, despite one’s parentage?”
Hobbs, who is an assistant professor in the history department at Stanford University, agreed with the Harris-Perry, adding that it’s “absolutely possible” that there could be some “authenticity” to her identifying as black.
A couple months ago, before all this Bruce Jenner stuff came out, I wrote about an event at a London university that was allegedly about diversity, and the event coordinator had invited everyone except whites and males. It was a “diversity” event aimed solely at “black, minority ethnic” women. I joked that if I had been a student there, I would have gone to the event, and if they gave me trouble about my being a white male, I would have told them that while I was born a white male, I don’t actually identify with either. I would tell them that I actually identify as a black woman, and I’d ask them to call me “Jazelle.” I was making a joke, but I could actually see that happening now and people taking it seriously.