Saturday, June 13, 2015

White woman pretends to be black

The Wash Post reports:
A controversy is raging over whether a prominent Washington state civil rights activist and Howard University graduate who claimed she was African American is actually white.

Rachel Dolezal, 37, is the president of the Spokane NAACP and has claimed to be the victim of a number of hate crimes. As questions were raised about the veracity of some of her reports this week, a white couple from Montana came forward to claim that Dolezal is their daughter.
This blew up because her white parents adopted some black kids, and he is suing her parents for custody of one of the black kids.

People are saying that if Bruce Jenner can change gender, then Dolezal can change race.

Okay, fine, but how does that make her the legal mom to her adopted black brother?

This case is weird. The authorities used to try to prevent white parents from adopting black kids. Maybe there were good reasons for that.

Sometimes I wonder if we are all being trolled by Jenner, trans-racialists, and others. Or as someone said in another context:
I now no longer know if I'm being trolled, if people are in on the joke, if it's causing genuine anger, or if society is simply doomed.
That context was a famous 77yo novelist posting a wisecrack about killing dinosaurs in the new Jurassic World movie:
So barbaric that this should still be allowed... No conservation laws in effect wherever this is?
This seems like an obvious joke to me. I am leaning towards our society being doomed.

I commented on another weird case of someone presenting as black female pro basketball player, but the case is weirder than I thought. Apparently she seems like a man to a lot of people.

A Democrat politician is trying to punish the USA women's soccer goalie over a very minor misdemeanor accusation:
Blumenthal called the federation’s approach to the Solo case “at best superficial and at worst dangerously neglectful and self-serving.”

Blumenthal urged U.S. Soccer to conduct a thorough investigation, including a comprehensive review of police reports and interviews of Solo’s half sister and nephew. He also said the federation should reconsider Solo’s place on the team, writing that it “sends exactly the wrong message” to start her in goal as boys and girls tune in to see their role models play in the World Cup.

Calling domestic violence a “horrific scourge,” Blumenthal wrote that it was “intolerable particularly for an athlete representing the United States of America on the global stage.”
She should be innocent until proven guilty. The case against Hope Solo was dismissed (but might be revived). It is just a misdemeanor. If the court finds her guilty, then she can be punished by whatever punishment the law allows. But I am pretty sure that the state penalties do not include being kicked off a soccer team.

1 comment:

Bob said...

I agree. We're doomed.