QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperthere's been a little to-do in the US because a crazy white woman identified herself as black and obtained a leadership position in the NAACP, who were none too pleased when they realized she wasn't black. The lady in question (Rachel Dolezal) said she told people she was black because she "felt" blackWhy is this wrong? We are discriminating against transracial people.Transgendered people have broken down this barrier, so why not transracial people?If Ms Dolezal felt that she was a man in a woman's body and wished to live as a man, society would accomodate her request, so why is it different when she's a black person in a white body and wishes to live as a black person? Why are we discriminating against her ?Rush weighed in on this earlierQuote"I think I?m gonna identify as skinny. That way I will not have to ever go on a diet."I haven't bothered to read the full story, but isn't the problem that she didn't make it clear from the start that she wasn't black in the conventional sense? Rather came up with the story about her self-perception only when caught.We could use haplogroup instead of race. I'm T, no surprise.I've seen the same thing on Springer, where "women" haven't make it clear from the start that they weren't women in the conventional sense, and it always ends badly.But why is race different?If someone is born a man but self-identifies as a woman, evidently we're supposed to ignore the elephant in the room and pretend they're a woman.So if someone self-identifies as black, or native american, or inuit, why don't we have to play along with that also?