We Mustn’t Define Ms Dolezal by Regressive Western Standards of Race

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We Mustn't Define Ms Dolezal by Regressive Western Standards of Race

Ok let me make sure I under­stand this:

Despite objec­tive bio­log­i­cal facts, the media and our cul­ture demand that because a man by the name of Jen­ner insists and imag­ines him­self to be woman, pays money for hor­mone treat­ment to increase female hor­mones into his body, and changes his phys­i­cal appear­ance using makeup and cloth­ing to por­tray him­self as a woman, we are not required to accept it as fact. Fur­ther­more our cul­tural elites insist that not doing so is a sign of closed minded bigotry.

HOW­EVER

If despite objec­tive bio­log­i­cal facts, a woman by the name of Dolezal insists and imag­ines her­self to be black that’s dif­fer­ent story:

Rachel Dolezal serves as chair of the inde­pen­dent com­mis­sion, in addi­tion to her work as an adjunct fac­ulty mem­ber at East­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity and pres­i­dent of the NAACP local chap­ter. On her appli­ca­tion to serve on the com­mis­sion, she iden­ti­fied her­self as African-​American. But pub­lic records, includ­ing Dolezal’s own birth cer­tifi­cate, list her bio­log­i­cal par­ents as Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal of Mon­tana. The Dolezals told KXLY Thurs­day that Rachel is their bio­log­i­cal daugh­ter and that they are both white.

Hold on a sec­ond here, what do facts or a birth cer­tifi­cate have to do with this?

If a per­son phys­i­cally alters them­selves to remove male or female organs and has plas­tic surgery to cre­ate the appear­ance the other sex not only does the law allow them to be con­sid­ered the oppo­site sex despite the bio­log­i­cal & DNA evi­dence but they’re allowed in some cases to alter their birth cer­tifi­cates to reflect the sex they claim to because despite the objec­tive evi­dence of biol­ogy gen­der is a “social con­struct” then why would not race be also a social con­struct? After all com­pared to the bio­log­i­cal dif­fer­ences between men and woman the bio­log­i­cal dif­fer­ences between var­i­ous races are prac­ti­cally non-​existent.

Fur­ther­more most of us can not trace our ances­try back to the begin­ning of time race so who is to say that there is not a dif­fer­ent racial ances­try in our past then what is phys­i­cally apparent?

Given these facts It’s appar­ent that any­one who is unwill­ing to accept MS Dolezal tran­sra­cial iden­tity is prop­erly iden­ti­fied as a bigot who is trapped in the evil west­ern cul­tural racial iden­tity paradigm.

Because if the NAACP and the left refuse to do so then they might have to admit that there is such a thing as objec­tive fact and that admis­sion would be too hor­ri­ble for them to contemplate.

Update: Glenn beat me to it:

SHE’S TRANS-​BLACK. DON’T SHAME HER. NAACP leader and civil rights activist outed as WHITE by her par­ents who say she’s been pre­tend­ing to be black for years. She’s obvi­ously tran­si­tion­ing, and we should sup­port her choice.

Update 2: Kirk had the best advice against self delusion:

Update 3: Allah­pun­dit:

Trans” in this con­text is a term used to describe adop­tions that cross racial lines, not to imply that she or her fam­ily had “tran­si­tioned” à la Cait­lyn Jen­ner from one race to the other — although maybe now Dolezal has no choice but to make that argu­ment. When you’ve com­mit­ted a fraud this absurd and elab­o­rate, involv­ing fake dads and fake sons and almost cer­tainly fake hate crimes, the only path back to a mod­icum of sym­pa­thy is claim­ing that your iden­ti­fi­ca­tion with African-​Americans is so com­plete that your entire racial iden­tity has shifted because of it.

and Bat­shit­crazy news looks at a pic­ture and decleares #orangeis­the­new­black

I keep think­ing of Pilate’s ques­tions to Jesus: “What is truth?”

Update 4: The Anchoress absolutely nails it:

Mark it down, peo­ple. June 2015 is when the human ani­mal declared “who the hell are God and Sci­ence to dare tell us what the truth is, any­way?” Faith in one’s feel­ings trumps both. Indi­vid­ual feel­ings are become a per­sonal truth, and per­sonal truth is absolute and unas­sail­able real­ity.
“Only a Sith thinks in absolutes”, said Obi-​Wan, and only mean peo­ple think in terms of Objec­tive Truth. “I know what I know, and it’s the truth”; sub­jec­tiv­ity is The New Absolute. The New Absolute is the Almighty Me, and what I AM.

Thou shalt have no other gods but ME

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Ok let me make sure I understand this:

Despite objective biological facts, the media and our culture demand that because a man by the name of Jenner insists and imagines himself to be woman, pays money for hormone treatment to increase female hormones into his body, and changes his physical appearance using makeup and clothing to portray himself as a woman, we are not required to accept it as fact. Furthermore our cultural elites insist that not doing so is a sign of closed minded bigotry.

HOWEVER

If despite objective biological facts, a woman by the name of Dolezal insists and imagines herself to be black that’s different story:

Rachel Dolezal serves as chair of the independent commission, in addition to her work as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Washington University and president of the NAACP local chapter. On her application to serve on the commission, she identified herself as African-American. But public records, including Dolezal’s own birth certificate, list her biological parents as Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal of Montana. The Dolezals told KXLY Thursday that Rachel is their biological daughter and that they are both white.

Hold on a second here, what do facts or a birth certificate have to do with this?

If a person physically alters themselves to remove male or female organs and has plastic surgery to create the appearance the other sex not only does the law allow them to be considered the opposite sex despite the biological & DNA evidence but they’re allowed in some cases to alter their birth certificates to reflect the sex they claim to because despite the objective evidence of biology gender is a “social construct” then why would not race be also a social construct? After all compared to the biological differences between men and woman the biological differences between various races are practically non-existent.

Furthermore most of us can not trace our ancestry back to the beginning of time race so who is to say that there is not a different racial ancestry in our past then what is physically apparent?

Given these facts It’s apparent that anyone who is unwilling to accept MS Dolezal transracial identity is properly identified as a bigot who is trapped in the evil western cultural racial identity paradigm.

Because if the NAACP and the left refuse to do so then they might have to admit that there is such a thing as objective fact and that admission would be too horrible for them to contemplate.

Update: Glenn beat me to it:

SHE’S TRANS-BLACK. DON’T SHAME HER. NAACP leader and civil rights activist outed as WHITE by her parents who say she’s been pretending to be black for years. She’s obviously transitioning, and we should support her choice.

Update 2: Kirk had the best advice against self delusion:

Update 3: Allahpundit:

“Trans” in this context is a term used to describe adoptions that cross racial lines, not to imply that she or her family had “transitioned” a la Caitlyn Jenner from one race to the other — although maybe now Dolezal has no choice but to make that argument. When you’ve committed a fraud this absurd and elaborate, involving fake dads and fake sons and almost certainly fake hate crimes, the only path back to a modicum of sympathy is claiming that your identification with African-Americans is so complete that your entire racial identity has shifted because of it.

and Batshitcrazy news looks at a picture and decleares #orangeisthenewblack

I keep thinking of Pilate’s questions to Jesus: “What is truth?”

Update 4: The Anchoress absolutely nails it:

Mark it down, people. June 2015 is when the human animal declared “who the hell are God and Science to dare tell us what the truth is, anyway?” Faith in one’s feelings trumps both. Individual feelings are become a personal truth, and personal truth is absolute and unassailable reality.
“Only a Sith thinks in absolutes”, said Obi-Wan, and only mean people think in terms of Objective Truth. “I know what I know, and it’s the truth”; subjectivity is The New Absolute. The New Absolute is the Almighty Me, and what I AM.

Thou shalt have no other gods but ME

*****************************

My goal for 2015 is Twenty Two grand which will give me a nominal living doing this.

Olimometer 2.52

That gets all the bills paid. (including my writers like Fausta)  If I can get to Forty Thousand I can afford to travel outside of New England and/or hire me a blogger to help me get it done.

Consider Subscribing 100 Subscribers at $20 a month will get the job done.

 

Our June Premium for tip jar hitters of $50 or more is Elizabeth The Anchoress Scalia Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life

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