We knew this day was coming. If gender is a social construct, and fluid, and you can 'identify' as anything across a broad gender spectrum, then why couldn't one view race from the same perspective? At least that's what Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who pretended to be black for years, is arguing.
From The Independent:
Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who for 10 years pretended she was black before being publicly outed, has called for racial fluidity to be recognised in the same way as transgenderism.
The former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) leader said race is “less biological than gender” and believes the term “transracial” is a useful term to describe how race should be considered in the future.
Ms Dolezal also claimed “race is a lie, so how can you lie about a lie?” in response to her public shaming in 2015 when she was outed by her parents as “biologically Caucasian”.
“Gender is understood - we have progressed, we have evolved into understanding gender is not binary, it is not even biological but what strikes me as so odd is that race is not biological either and actually race has been to some extent less biological than gender,” she told Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis.