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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

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    'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America : Code Switch : NPR

    For a black person to pass as white, their history has to be erased. This includes all family ties. For them to be outed after they pass, would mean serious legal and social problems.

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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

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    I've never asked another person if they're black or not. Never. Never ever.

    To do so is an direct affront to the person you're addressing.


    Why?
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

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    I've never seen this woman in my life, I've never even heard of her.... but to believe she passed for a black person is pretty damn scary. Are people in Washington state that damn blind? I mean, yes I get it: spray tan. But I took one look at this woman and recognized this wasn't even decent black face (there is such a thing as wearing make up in way that actually fools the audience: look up Cloud Atlas, if somebody hadn't told me it was Halle Berry playing that Asian man, I would have never noticed). Good grief, how were people fooled for so long? Did nobody bother to point out that this was a white woman?



    Are these ****ing people serious or was everyone in Washington too damn stoned to notice?
    HA my husband said the same thing. He wants to know if the ****ing rain in Spokane has impacted their eyesight. He said (and I agree) that it couldn't be more obvious that she's white, hair aside.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

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    Why?
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    To question a person's "blackness" is insulting. Even more so to people that are already fair and have spent their lives being faced with social discrimination from other American blacks.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

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    HA my husband said the same thing. He wants to know if the ****ing rain in Spokane has impacted their eyesight. He said (and I agree) that it couldn't be more obvious that she's white, hair aside.
    Carol-Channing-Michael-Davis.jpg

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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I've never seen this woman in my life, I've never even heard of her.... but to believe she passed for a black person is pretty damn scary. Are people in Washington state that damn blind? I mean, yes I get it: spray tan. But I took one look at this woman and recognized this wasn't even decent black face (there is such a thing as wearing make up in way that actually fools the audience: look up Cloud Atlas, if somebody hadn't told me it was Halle Berry playing that Asian man, I would have never noticed). Good grief, how were people fooled for so long? Did nobody bother to point out that this was a white woman?



    Are these ****ing people serious or was everyone in Washington too damn stoned to notice?
    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    HA my husband said the same thing. He wants to know if the ****ing rain in Spokane has impacted their eyesight. He said (and I agree) that it couldn't be more obvious that she's white, hair aside.
    I've known a number of bona fide African Americans who don't look much different. IMHO the key here is that a white passing for black is unexpected and people don't have a reflexive defense for that.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    To question a person's "blackness" is insulting. Even more so to people that are already fair and have spent their lives being faced with social discrimination from other American blacks.


    That's not the same thing as what you stated. You said:

    "I've never asked another person if they're black or not. Never. Never ever.

    To do so is an direct affront to the person you're addressing."


    no mention asking about how black someone is.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I've known a number of bona fide African Americans who don't look much different. IMHO the key here is that a white passing for black is unexpected and people don't have a reflexive defense for that.
    If you look closely at her face, you see her eyes, her facial features, as well as her complexion are clearly Caucasian. I've never seen a black person that looks quite as white as she does.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Carol-Channing-Michael-Davis.jpg

    Black. Not so easy to distinguish anymore, is it?
    Her father was a Caucasian man. Her mother was a very light skinned black woman.



    Even her mother didn't look very black.

    Carol Channing appeared far more black than Rachel Dolezal did.

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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    That's not the same thing as what you stated. You said:

    "I've never asked another person if they're black or not. Never. Never ever.

    To do so is an direct affront to the person you're addressing."


    no mention asking about how black someone is.
    huh? You asked why. I gave you an answer to your why.
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