Lately one of my most cherished idols has come under attack. Rachel Dolezal, head of the Spokane NAACP chapter, and the Spokane police oversight commission, has come under fire for “lying” about her race. These charges are provably false, and I am shocked that my fellow social justice warriors have not yet come to her aid.
Race is nothing more than a social construct used by white capitalist heterosexual males to oppress people. It is as fluid and changeable as any other social construct such as gender, age, money, or time. Anybody can be any race, gender, or age, they choose to identify as. That’s what freedom is all about, deciding who, and what you are, for yourself. I myself did for a time identify as a lesbian dinosaur, and society’s refusal to accept my identity was crushing to my emotional state.
What Rachel did, by changing her skin color, hair style, and attitudes was far from fraud or racism. She wasn’t appropriating black culture, or trying to reap the benefits of affirmative action as she filled out applications for jobs by checking the African American box under the question of race. When she posted photos of a black man to her Facebook page, saying it was her father, she was not deceiving the public for political purposes. When she manufactured fake racially motivated death threats against herself, she was not trying to get sympathy for social gains.
She was doing what all of us should be doing. She was checking her privilege, and in quite the groundbreaking manner. I worship transgendered people just like all of us do, but let’s face it, this isn’t exactly news anymore. Men have been chopping their penises off and stuffing their shirts for years. To see a white person change her skin color and become a civil rights leader, that’s a whole new level of social justice kung fu.
She was born white, and as my regular readers are all too well aware, white people have privilege, and privilege is inherently evil. Only a chosen few are able to shed that privilege just enough to become a true social justice warrior. Very few of them can accept the inherent superiority of transgendered black communists. Rachel did more than that, she became African American, voluntarily.
She abandoned the secret handshakes that white people do in the Klan meetings they all attend, and the instant free wealth that white capitalism provides. She left her privilege with her parents, and got into the trenches with our oppressed black brethren. She shed the skin of the oppressor, and donned the mask of the oppressed.
If you say anything bad about Rachel Dolezal, that makes you a misogynist. Or have you forgotten that she is a woman, and thus beyond scrutiny?
Not only that, but now that transracialism is a thing, we must too coin the term transracialphobia. You wouldn’t want to be labeled a transracialphobic now, would you? Don’t make us ruin your career.