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People Who Hate Their Own Skin Color And Race - The Rachel Dolezal Effect

Updated on June 18, 2015

If we should go search through the internet with anything but a fine tooth comb, we would find hundreds of thousands of people who simply hate the color of their skin and their ethnic background. You will find many black people who wish that they were born white and believe it or not, some white persons who wish they were born black. We will go into these people issues in clear cut detail, but first lets take a look at skin color and what the color of someones skin really means. There are so many misconceptions of the color of one's skin and the origins or ethnic background of that person. If we were to slice up the earth into skin color borders we would see that we have more lines than a globe head cane row. The continent of Africa is predominantly black skinned people, then there is the first skin color runner up of people who are white, all of which are Africans. You will notice I did not say race, we are on skin color. Europe is predominantly white and then you will have black skin color. America of course is predominantly white and you will have black skin color. South America is predominantly Black and then you have white skin color. The thing about skin color is this, it comes in many many shades, especially if you are a colored person. It does not need to be a mix race to have different shades of skin color. If you are not white then you are considered a colored person. So it depends on what shade of melanin you got, then you are put into class of skin such as black, brown and yellow. For me, there is no brown or yellow person, the last time i saw a brown or yellow person was in a japan anime. I know colors and i am surely not color blind.

The fact is that there are people from all the continents with different mix in skin color. Forget the hocus pocus of slaves being brought from Africa to the Europe and the Americas and that's how the black blood came about. Yes, slavery is real and many black Africans were captured by other Africans and sold to white invaders for guns and drugs. But that is a part of history for a different session. Black skinned people lived in these nations long before the white skinned came down from the mountains. Do any of you know what the word Caucasian means? Millions use the term and have no idea what it means when you hear a Caucasian male. Caucasian never actually meant white until some scholar twisted it around to mean the "whitest of skin" Even the dark skinned Europeans were thrown out as not being white enough, so they were classified as non-Caucasian aka mongoloids. Before the purging of dark skinned people from lands, you had dark skinned Chinese, dark skinned Europeans, dark skinned Americans. There were skin color of many shades living as one in any nation. Then later on the prejudice or what is now classified as racism began.

Rachel Dolezal
Rachel Dolezal

Blacks Wanting To Be White

In one of my previous articles titled : Black People Destroying There Melanin And The effects of Skin Bleaching, I made several clear points as to why Black People bleach, and that is to simply have a lighter tone. A lighter skin tone means better treatment and more opportunities. Can you believe that in the year 2015 we are still hypnotized by the misconception of skin and beauty. The thing is this, white people actually control how their country is governed, not governments and laws, yes, the laws are good and many of them are well appreciated as it as lead many companies being exposed for racial discrimination. But the biggest problem is simply fair treatment. Yes, the racial problem all boils down to fair treatment, one flat line across the board. Since black people have experienced the unfairness of skin color for hundreds of years and continuing to oblivion, what many are doing now is simply playing a stupid game that white people have created. Whats the game name? "The lighter the righter." For you to get certain jobs in America, it is plane and simple, either you are white and dropped out of school and promoted to manager of stores, or you are a well educated black person with light skin and a masters degree whom the white school drop out supervises. Yes people, that is how many white countries work, skin color first then qualifications after. So in order to beat them at their own game, since most white people can't see pass the dermis. You bleach and fade into their world and then when you are white enough you may get that managerial position. That my friend is the real honest scenario of the world we live in. So many blacks will just do about anything for a much lighter shade and straight hair. We know about thousands of blacks who wish they were white and have done many things to their skin to become white, but what about the reverse? Does that even exist where white people wish that they were black and do everything to become black such as excessive tanning and skin darkening? Is the The Rachel Doezal Effect an epidemic! Will it be contained or will more whites be coming out saying they are black and want to be black? Well who knows!

Whites Wanting To Be Black

Some of you are reading this and are saying things like, who on God's earth wants to be black when blacks face so much shit. Well, dark skinned blacks face many shitty things, but if you are light skinned your life is easier. So Rachel Dolezal is actually a white person who has pretended to be black. She has applied to universities under the disguise as an African American and have even filled out forms stating that she is "afro-ameri". So what is wrong with Rachel Dolezal why she would want to disassociate her self from white privilege to come down to the hard reality of black people. The fact is that she is not black and if she was, her skin color would have defended her whiteness. Its all about the skin friends. So even if Rachel Dolezal father was really Black African American and her mom a white american, America would accept her as white simply because her skin is. But Rachel Dolezal enjoys the the goodies of both worlds, the power and soul in having black lineage and the privileges of having white skin. She knows she will be respected as a white person and will not face discrimination from the police if she walks down a suburban street. But lets not just pour the concrete over Rachel Dolezal's back alone. She is not the only wanna be "Black Sheep" around.

Many white kids think that being black is the way to go and is actually fun and cool. They have a liking for black dressing (Yes, there is a black dress code!) They emulate many black singers and rappers and virtually begin to act like black people in they way they express themselves. Why is this and was this because of Rachel Dolezal? No my friend, Rachel is highlighted because of what she represents. Simple as that. I have had the privilege of speaking to one of my commenters on my article about Black people destroying their melanin and i was quite surprised as to the answers that this claimed white person gave as to why he wants to be black. He believes that everybody should be able to choose their skin color the way they choose the color of their clothes. So my good friend "Big daddy Oreo" that's what he calls himself, wants to be black because:

  • He could defend his white friends better
  • Black skin makes a man look stronger.
  • No one would mess with him.

Big daddy Oreo has glorified the black skin even though he is white, he would change the color of his skin in the blink of an eye if he could. There are thousands more people who literally wish that they were black even after telling them how they would have to fight and struggle growing up as a black person. They have no problem with that. But as the saying goes "who feels it knows it". So lets not just take the load off Rachel Dolezal's shoulder for a while and look at the bigger picture. Common people don't really give a rats ass about skin color, if the tides should shift tomorrow and all privileges were bestowed upon black skin then surely whites would find any way possible to begin darkening. They are just people being people and have the right to exercise their choice of race or skin color just like how a man or a woman have the right for a sex change and to be with whomever they want to. But, yes there is a but, not because we have the right, makes it right!

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      What an interesting topic and of course your perspective is as always illuminating. In my house we have a strange color reference. My wife is Vietnamese American. Those ladies use a whitener also. Interestingly it is banned now in Vietnam, although still in stores -- apparently not good for you. Some Vietnamese are very dark and others almost translucent white. And culturally there is still a bias against darker skinned folks (must be peasants who work in the sun). And Westerners call them yellow.

      One thing is for certain, the US and white and black issues are tiny on the worldwide spectrum of things. A black man claiming persecution here is a lot like a Christian here claiming persecution. Comparatively it ain't nothing.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Thanks for your perspective Eric, but i beg to differ. US racism has moved t a new level and police and citizens practice open discrimination. When you can't get a job because you are too dark and cant walk down the road without being tazered by the cops is quite unbearable. Remember that many blacks have died unjustly because of police officers excessive use of force. I am a lover of all races and color and am not afraid to point out the errors in us all. I will have another hub coming out which may raise a few eyebrows, but hey, truth is the truth.

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      Jay Kossa 2 years ago

      I lived in several areas where white people had no privilege, and were actually mocked, overcharged for convenient store items, not hired due to others with non-white skin color wanting to enter the country illegally (without proper documentation) and claim that job so they can send money back to their home. I've been spat on, mocked, beaten, burned, and even arrested, because i was white. White privilege is a co-dependent factor, to assume that since whites have their privilege, their culture owes us discrimination. Which is BS, because my entire family lineage has nothing to do with discrimination. We migrated here after the slave trade ended, before the civil war. We were a part of the north who fought for freedom in the south, military records suggest we were even part of the liberation. But does that matter? Not at all, because I'm white. And that's all that matters, right? Bullshit.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      what a very interesting topic.. but Ill keep the skin my momma gave me.. hey... You're right here in the Great USA land of the free, home of the brave where they have more black men in jail than any other country combined.. where they devalue black life.. and today have double standards.. who the hell wants to be part of that.. give me my fuckin light skin and lets call it a day!! A great hub my friend..powerful in its own way

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      You opinions are of value Jay Kossa.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Thanks for your input frank. USA needs to straighten out that crushed shirt

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great topic for a hub Clive. If people of all colours were treated equally and race didn't matter at all..I would choose to have dark skin, purely because I think it is more attractive. As I child I spent a lot of time outdoors and at the beach and always had a dark tan, and a tanned skin was considered to look healthier in those days. Not so now. Because of racism and discrimination etc there are obvious advantages to being white..so to say I would prefer to be anything else, taking that into account, would be silly. We are all equal and hopefully one day all societies will accept that.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      I am glad for your truth and honesty Jodah. You are quite right. If the tables were turned and black had all privilege, who wouldn't want to be black? It all boils down to people just wanting equality. I myself like my skin color, i have no choice but to do so as i had no choice in how i am born. People who still see skin have a lot to learn and sadly many will never get the lesson right. No one disputes the fact that all races have their faults, who on this planet can claim perfection? The law should be color blind! If a black man does bad; treat him as how you would do if a white man does bad and vice verse. Maybe dogs should be police officers......just saying

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      Stuart 2 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Great article, I agree with you. It all comes down to people wanting equality in life, in the workplace, and just in general. It's sad that some people just can't embrace who they actually are.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Yes, Entourage 007, it all boils down to equality, plain and simple. If that is achieved, i am sure peace would escalate 20 folds.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Clive, your words ' People who still see skin have a lot to learn and sadly many will never get the lesson right ' in your response to the comments of John are strikingly the nearest words I wanted to write as my comments.

      It is unfortunate that unsavory incidents take place in the US on the basis of people's color. As time has wiped out past evils, it'll do the same to this nuisance, thanks to the persistent efforts being made by people like you. My friend, I love your writing. You awaken the senses !

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      My friend Harishprasad, thank you for expressing your thoughts. We, the color blind need to speak up more when we see vast injustice among anyone, race color or sex. Once we do that often and send a ammonia type message then the racial tide will draw.

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      big daddy oreo 2 years ago

      That was cool that you mentioned my name in your hub. Rumor has it that Rachel Doezal may have disguised herself as black to go through college using affirmative action. Than make a career with naacp.

      I have been spreading the word in my area. A lot of people in my area Fredericksburg, Va agree with me. Not so much on the net. Most of the black people I talk to in my area say the police do not bother them. They are more likely to target a group of black teenagers rather than a single black male from what I hear. It may be harder to get in management if you are black but I don't want to be a manager.

      If it was up to me I would go out of my way to bring in black managers and teachers. One with flexible personalities that whites and blacks can relate to. I noticed that some black people will work harder for a black authority figure.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Big Daddy Oreo, you have some food for thoughts there in your comment

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      big daddy oreo 2 years ago

      Clive Williams,

      What is the racial makeup of the area of the area you live in? Do you live in the suburbs, city or small town?

      I live in a suburban type area. I think being a black male is awesome socially. Not so much for a female. The argument that being black in america is a disadvantage carries more weight on the economic side of things. I have always thought being black would be more for a blue collar white male or low income white male. I am sure a mininmum wage making white man does not appreciate being labeled an oppressor. A white man making a 7 figure salary is not going to care.

      I think some mexican males make like being black skin. Give the a cool factor.

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      Kylyssa Shay 21 months ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      I wonder if some white people want to be black because they are ashamed of white people to the point they'd like to get a divorce from their race?

      I don't think anyone should be ashamed of being white but I think some people are. I think they've associated people who are racist a-holes with a race rather than with a set of racist beliefs and a twisted culture shaped by those beliefs.

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      Paula 21 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Poor Rachel.....Not only ashamed of who she REALLY is~~ she has gone to bizarre lengths to assume the identity of a woman she simply is NOT.

      Does this speak clearly of a serious mental disorder? We can easily suspect so.

      This is so wrong in so many ways, it's difficult to know where to start. So, what does Rachel do now? Wouldn't want to be HER. However, no doubt she needs to sort this out and come to terms with Truth, in terms of her birth identity.

      Excellent article. Thank you. Peace, Paula

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      Clive Williams 21 months ago from Nibiru

      Its always better to be who you really are but isn't it ironic how we do accept men who want to be women and women who want to be men....do you all believe we are coming down on Rachel a bit too hard or is it totally different?@fpherj48 and Kylyssa

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      MsDonna48 21 months ago

      Clive,

      I think we are being too hard on Rachel. I look at Caitlyn Jenner and feel disgusted how they are making him/her a hero. What about the real heroes. Maybe Rachel is bi-racial and chooses her black side.

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      Clive Williams 21 months ago from Nibiru

      @MsDonna48, it just goes to show the way the world sways, i wonder if rachel was black and wanted to be white if we would come tumbling down on her so much. Or is it because she wants to be the "LESSER" race? The thing is that gay and all other people who fall in that category will begin to have more rights simply because their is a hidden agenda being pushed which only a few awaken souls know of. Sad. But at the end of the day, if it was only about skin color and so on, you can never hide your true identity.

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      Paula 21 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      clive....Your question specified "color of skin and race" not sexual identity. That's an entirely unique topic, with it's own question and answers. The two really are not related. Your question is about masquerading in terms of another race. Those who have GENETIC predetermined sexual persuasions are not making an elective choice.

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      Kylyssa Shay 21 months ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      I think that Rachel has a serious mental condition, probably brought on by some kind of trauma. I think transgender people have a condition caused by biological factors in fetal brain development including hormones which cause the brain to develop like that of the opposite gender.

      Since we don't have the medical technology to change the way the transgender person's brain developed in the mother's womb, all that can be done is to make the person's body as acceptable to that person as possible. I don't know about you, but I'd be horrified if I woke up in the body of a person of the opposite gender.

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      Clive Williams 21 months ago from Nibiru

      @fpherj48, i agree to disagree, @Kylyssa, well lets see if the rachel effect will spread later on .

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      big E 19 months ago

      There is a man named Jeff Kephart who is living as a black man. He claims he takes melonotan or sometng like that. Google his name and you can find him.

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      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      @Big E, i already know of this dude.

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      big E 17 months ago

      People now think that any white person who does not like Cam Newton is a racist. If the white man were to change his appearance to black he would not have to deal with that headache.

      Luckily Peyton Manning has plenty of black teamates to take up for him if needed.

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