One of the current tempests in a teapot is the fact that the president of the Spokane, WA, chapter of the NAACP, Rachel Dolezal is a White woman who has been “passing” herself off as a Black. She even went so far in her voluntary Blackification as to pass off a Black as her father at a NAACP event memorializing Martin Luther King Jr..
Blackification – There’s No Coming Back
While there are some real issues with Dolezal’s false claim of being a Black, such as the fact that her fraudulent racial claims may have some bearing upon her being hired as a professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University and sitting on Spokaneâ€™s police “oversight” commission, this is mostly just a waste of attention and outrage.
Black is a culture, not a race, and Dolezal has been Blacked repeated and went Black. At most, one could claim it was an extreme example of cultural appropriation brought on some twisted form of body dysmorphic disorder and oikophobia.
It’s not as if the Blacks, who would normally be considered the victims of Dolezal actions, are actually bothered by this. As long as Dolezal is trying to get them more privileges, special protections, and White people’s money, the Blacks aren’t going to care how she portrays herself.