June 16, 2015
There are a few smarter Blacks who understand that if this transracial meme doesn’t go through, they lose everything.
Melissa Harris-Perry is one, and so is former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Writing in an op-ed on CNN, Jabbar explained that Rachel Dolezal is a good thing for Blacks.
You can’t deny that Dolezal has proven herself a fierce and unrelenting champion for African-Americans politically and culturally. Perhaps some of this sensitivity comes from her adoptive black siblings. Whatever the reason, she has been fighting the fight for several years and seemingly doing a first-rate job. Not only has she led her local chapter of the NAACP, she teaches classes related to African-American culture at Eastern Washington University and is chairwoman of a police oversight committee monitoring fairness in police activities. Bottom line: The black community is better off because of her efforts.
He concludes that it doesn’t matter what race she was born as.
So, does it really matter whether Rachel Dolezal is black or white?
Dr. King said we should be judged by the content of character rather than color of skin, which is what makes this case so difficult. So, yes, it does matter. Apparently lying to employers and the public you’re representing when the lie benefits you personally and professionally is a deficit in character. However, the fight for equality is too important to all Americans to lose someone as passionate as she is and who has accomplished as much as she has.
Will sanity win out? Or will the Black community collapse in on itself by attacking the social construct theory which gives them all of their power in White society?
Or am I being too extreme? Maybe they can deny Whites can become Black and still hold onto the social construct theory and all of its benefits?
I guess the SJWs are able to say that sex is a social construct, but homosex is something you’re born with. So maybe this contradiction is completely irrelevant.
Though I have to believe a lot of people are looking at this situation and thinking thoughts they’ve never thought before.