When in the course of human events, humans start acting irrationally, one of two things can happen: either people who made it their business to create a convenient atmosphere for irrational behavior will do a doubletake, or they will double down. In the modern-day American socio-political scene, the tendency is for the latter.
Take the case of Rachel Dolezal. This wannabe Negress, the great thing about her is that she has got the racialists flummoxed and babbling incoherently, conflicted as to how to play all this.
The great racialist writer Leonard Pitts offered this today:
Besides, this story’s most pointed moral has less to do with Dolezal and her delusions than with us and ours. Meaning America’s founding myth, the one that tells us race is a fixed and objective fact.
Here we are in 2015 and the science isn’t settled on race? Never mind the “founding myth” gibberish. There is no “objective truth” about it? Hmm. Granted there are assumed to be such things as “mixed race” characteristics, and diluted physical racial identities, and nothing is perfect, but…….? Aside from physical characteristics, which now they’ll write off as mere “appearances”, I was under the distinct impression that there were, for example, certain blood diseases singular to the Negro race. Notice how I didn’t say Black, which is a color, or African-American, which is a nationality. Cultural assimilation, or non-assimilation, has nothing to do with race. But now the racialists, like Pitts, are reduced to conflating race with culture, with (hold on to your seat) liking watermelon and doing the shimmy. Said conflation being something they have been accusing ‘white’ racialists of for decades.
See, first the racialists, black or white, take your pick, wanted integration. Then the Black Nationalists, white or black, take your pick, wanted legally- desegregated segregation. Or something. Then they wanted equal treatment. Then they wanted preferential treatment. First they wanted jobs; then they wanted unqualified welfare. Then they wanted reparations. They wanted, and they got. It’s no wonder Rachel wanted hers, even if it wasn’t hers.
So now, if custom is the norm, and everyone is free to choose their race by custom, then prima facie, Rachel needs to get paid by Howard University. Because acting black is sufficient to consummate the arrangement.
Either that or racial discrimination, racial disparity, affirmative action laws, the whole kit and caboodle must be thrown overboard and we will sail merrily along. Don’t know what the poor devils with that blood disease will do, because doctors won’t be able to diagnose them, let alone treat them. Because it’s all in their head .
And the boyz ‘n the hood gonna have to knock off this accusatorial demonizing of their fellows for “actin’ white” because, hey, bro’s, they’re just bein’ themselves. No less than Leonard Pitts says so.
Oh, this ought to get real interesting, real soon. And now, we must of course apologize to Hillary Clinton for all the times we mocked her attempting to go into character when she came out with this: