I’m sure you’ve all heard of Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP president of Spokane Washington. She has recently been outed as a white woman. Her bloodline is Czech, German, and Swedish, not African. Yet, she has been posing as a black woman for several years now. According to her interview on the Today show, she has identified as a black woman since she was five years old.
What I would like to know is why those who side with the transgender are up in arms over Rachel Dolezal. She is simply transracial. Her true self is a black woman, but she is trapped in a white woman’s body. It is not her fault that she was born in the wrong body. Remember, the mind trumps the body. It doesn’t matter that her body is as white as they come. What matters is how she perceives herself. Since she perceives herself as black, she is black, and she ought to be able to undergo skin darkening treatments to align her body with her true identity.
Those who think transgenderism is normal, and the proper treatment is gender reassignment surgery, please tell me why you think that Rachel Dolezal is not black. After all, race is not as fixed as sex. There are only two sexes, but there are many races, and race is not as clearly defined as sex. New races can be created by consistently mixing two people of different races. The same cannot be said of sex. Indeed, what is the racial identity of mixed race children? If a Mexican woman has a child with an African man, is the child Mexican or African? Something else? Race and racial identity is rather fluid. So if anything, we ought to be more supportive of the transracial than the transgender.