As an AfricanAmerican man…. Call me whatever negative connotation you can find, but I honestly don’t see a problem here. We live in a world where it’s accepted to make a transition from FEMALE to MALE and vice versa but this young woman is being DRAGGED through social media for doing what she believed to be in support of African Americans or to give herself the chance to experience what we do on a daily basis.
I say these things without the prior knowledge of what she has contributed or taken from our community. Then again, this is not a post about Rachel Dolezal but more of a response to how people are attacking her.
Here’s a bit of the story. Said female LIED to get into the NAACP by stating that her race was African American, as the story unfolds, it comes out that she has adopted black family members and even posted pictures of her adopted brother, who is black, as her own. Her parents then decided to come out and out her because they felt what she was doing was wrong. As the NAACP has stated, it wouldn’t have mattered what race she was when applying.
Just reading these tweets/posts/comments of blacks talking about how they are OFFENDED is boiling my blood. This woman, regardless of HOW she got in, did so in ADVOCACY of OUR people. Would I take an African American female who lies on their application in the race section for a job and blast her because she wears blonde hair, fake body parts, and skin lightening enhancements? No.
I think in this day and age, so many things are blown out of proportion. We have a CELEBRITY formerly known as BRUCE JENNER who recently transitioned to CAITLYN JENNER and as he was lightly dragged through the inter space…. As this has died down, now we can jump on this NAACP LEADER for doing what she felt would assist her in the fight for African Americans.
I’m just in shock that this TRANSRACIAL woman is a problem. Again, I don’t know her or her background but why attack her for her lifestyle choice?