And no apology for lying? Classy.
The thing is she was fully qualified for the job without lying about her family history. The NAACP DOES hire non-blacks into positions of leadership.
Comparing her situation to that of transgender people doesn't make sense, though. The consensus in the medical community seems to be that gender dysphoria is genetic or at least affected by the in-utero environment. Culture is not biological. The divisions we draw between societies of different ethnicities are social constructs.
So you can't say you were born into the wrong race because NOBODY is born being wired to associate with one race over the other. It is all societal conditioning. That is different than being transgender. Yes, our particular gender roles are defined by societal conditioning but that inner affiliation with being masculine or feminine is affected by how our brains are wired, which is affected by various biological factors such as hormones, both pre and post-birth.
That said, I don't have a personal problem with someone wanting to identify with an ethnicity other than the one they were born into. But I don't think you have to concoct a web of lies in order to do that.