Former Caucasian Rachel Dolezal has been out promoting her autobiography In Full Color: Finding My Way in a Black & White World, and spouting her usual “trans-racial” gobbledygook. In an interview with NBCBLK, she asserted:
“In order to really move toward what people really think of as some sort of Utopian post-racial society or somehow to really challenge the racial hierarchy, we’re going to have to allow some fluidity.
Adamant that her racial fluidity is not equivalent to putting on a costume, she continued:
“The color line can’t just forever be ingrained in some kind of one drop rule kind of Jim Crow sense.”
When asked to define “Black” and “Blackness” she responded:
Well I think that in America, even though race is a social construct, I mean, we say this in theory, but I think a lot of people don’t believe that it really is. And so it’s still a very racialized society. And so there’s a line drawn in the sand. And there’s a Black and white divide and I stand unapologetically on the Black side of that divide with my own internal sense of self and my values, and with my sons and my sister and with the greater cause of really undoing the myth of white supremacy.
When asked to define herself, she offered that she was a pan-African, pro-Black, bisexual, mother, activist, and artist – an answer that clearly surprised the interviewer, who had never heard the bisexual part of the Dolezal equation. “Is that in the book?” she asked.
“I mean the focus isn’t necessarily my sexual orientation for this book, but I think that you know I mean, I am fluid in my sexuality. You know, people ask me all the time, “Oh, does she only date only Black men?” or something. I guess it is kind of like out there. And I’ve dated women and men, Black and white, and, and Native. So, love is love.”
And as for the transracial element?
I think there are too few people — we don’t have the vocabulary to express racial fluidity. But I do like the term trans-Black that Melissa Harris Perry suggested because it does kinda cover the “I wasn’t born this way but this is who I really am” component. But “transracial” it almost sounds like I’m neutral, and I’m not neutral on political and social issues.
And the complex description of pan-African, pro-Black, bisexual, mother, activist, artist, you know that’s like too long. So trans-Black is quicker.
So there you have it. A greater understanding of Miss Dolezal.
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