How Seriously Should We Take Rachel Dolezal?

by James Hill

March 30, 2017

On paper, the story is ridiculous.

A white woman, rocking braids and NAACP cred, has been posing as a legit Black woman for years and, once exposed, says that though she is genetically white, she “feels” Black.

It’s literally from an episode from Donald Glover’s “Atlanta.”

But this is real life, and we’re talking about Rachel Dolezal. Um, excuse us, we’re talking about Nkechi Amare Diallo — her new legal name as of October.

This week, Diallo told the BBC News that race is “a lie” and expounded further that ” . . . “we’ve evolved to understanding that gender is not binary . . .  It’s not even biological. But what strikes me as so odd is that race isn’t biological either.”

Technically? She’s right. Humans are not split into races, we are one race (homo sapiens) with varied skin colors and body types. And though we all know that isn’t what she’s talking about, should we even consider it? Is being transracial the same thing as being transgender?

Well, according to most you of, the answer is a resounding “HELL NO!”

 

 

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