Black Privilege - Is the 2015 Rachel Dolezal affair proof of pro-black/anti-white racism?
Are you really asking can a minority be racist against a more privileged majority? I think the word you are looking for is bigot. Anybody can be a bigot!
As far as Rachel Dolezal, I say if she was she doing a good job, which apparently she was, let her be. Who cares if she is black or culturally black? But I don't run the NAACP. However, I can see the point of wanting to advance a person of color instead, if the organization's name is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Life is just full of ironies.
Are you really telling me racism is purely dependent on numbers and not racism itself?
Rachel Dolezal lied.
She is white and claimed to be black for the privilege it afforded her, and that's what the question is about.
Was she lying or does she self-identity as African American? If she self-identified as man we'd call her transgendered and take her word for it. She is living as an African American woman not slapping on a wig and blackface whenever it suits her.
I think you need to read up on the details if her case - she lied, and repeatedly.
Had she said she was white, but identified as black, there wouldn't be a controversy.
I consider her makeup and hair disguise akin to blackface.
I think there is enough proof of that going around. the white man comes in last behind minorities and women for jobs and assistance programs.
Look how there can be black miss america and bet awards but if the blacks are not picked at the regular ones they start protesting. Try having a white awards ceremony or college and see what happens?
I am just making a point, I have more black friends then white ones because that is who I met living in a black neighborhood growing up. I judge people by how they act and not what they look like. So do not point the bigot or racist finger at me. If you even have them feelings you need to look at yourself.
As for your question I feel if she was doing her job well she should be left alone. If she is not black and pretending to be black while doing work that betters the black race why can she not have the job. Is that not hurting the cause. Firing her for color or race sounds like racism and there are laws against this called equality opportunity employment, or are they only to benefits minorities?
I may not be entirely correct because I do not know the whole situation going on. I tried to give my impartial opinion without hurting anyone.
She can definitely have the job.
If she does not lie about her race to get it.
It seems people would rather be fooled and feel good than acknowledge they were fooled.
The question addresses black privilege and the lies people tell to cash in on it.
You can judge people by how they act and not what they look like, but that's not how the system works.
I think we should judge by facts.
It is a fact that Rachel Dolezal is white.
It's also a fact that she lied repeatedly about being black.
It's also a fact that black people lost out on jobs for years because of her continuing lies.
Yes, as is Shaun King, the white guy who pretended to be half black and founded Black Lives Matter
Ms. Dolezal did not claim to be black because she believed it would afford her some privilege, clearly she has some serious identity issues that more than likely stem from a mental condition of some kind and her involvement with black people.
More often than not, it's black people trying to pass as white or adopt white culture because of the privileges it will afford them. Being black in America is, and always has been, a near death sentence. The system still oppresses minorities in a lot of ways, keeping them out of jobs and education that white people often take for granted. So when a few programs crop up that are aimed at helping black people get ahead in a racist society, white people get up in arms and claim they're then being oppressed when really, none of their privilege has EVER been removed.
Makes no dam* sense to me and I'm a friggin' white girl.
What diff does it make if you're white?You claiming a whites would understand better than other races??
Rachel Dolezal lied to get jobs and privileges she wasn't entitled to.
Black in America is a death sentence? Truly a sign you've not travelled...
No. I know many people would like to see it as proof, but in the end this has to do with one person's identity and, possibly, cry for help.
This was a strange, creepy story that could be best described as a Monty Python skit played out like a drama. She came from an extremely dysfunctional family, had issues with identity, and got caught up in her own lie.
I realize there's a lot of people who want to politicize it, simply because she held a position of authority within a major organization. But when one reads about the family life, one gets the impression that she tried to find an identity while living under uber strict parents (that adopted African-American boys for bizarre reasons) and eventually got lost in it. This is an issue that needs to be explored by psychologists rather political pundits.
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