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

    This has all been done before.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Like_Me

    Black Like Me is a nonfiction book by journalist John Howard Griffin first published in 1961. Griffin was a white native of Dallas, Texas and the book describes his six-week experience travelling on Greyhound buses (occasionally hitchhiking) throughout the racially segregated states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia passing as a black man. Sepia Magazine financed the project in exchange for the right to print the account first as a series of articles.

    Griffin kept a journal of his experiences; the 188-page diary was the genesis of the book.

    At the time of the book's writing in 1959, race relations in America were particularly strained and Griffin aimed to explain the difficulties that black people faced in certain areas. Under the care of a doctor, Griffin artificially darkened his skin to pass as a black man.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    "There is a wide consensus that the racial categories that are common in everyday usage are socially constructed, and that racial groups cannot be biologically defined.[20][21][22][23][24][25]....Nonetheless, some scholars argue that racial categories obviously correlate with biological traits (e.g. phenotype) to some degree, and that certain genetic markers have varying frequencies among human populations, some of which correspond more or less to traditional racial groupings. For this reason, there is no current consensus about whether racial categories can be considered to have significance for understanding human genetic variation.[26]

    When people define and talk about a particular conception of race, they create a social reality through which social categorization is achieved.[27] In this sense, races are said to be social constructs.[28] These constructs develop within various legal, economic, and sociopolitical contexts, and may be the effect, rather than the cause, of major social situations.[29] While race is understood to be a social construct by many, most scholars agree that race has real material effects in the lives of people through institutionalized practices of preference and discrimination.

    20 Marks, Jonathan (2003). What it means to be 98% chimpanzee apes, people, and their genes. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520930766.
    21 Templeton, A. R. (1998). "Human Races: A Genetic and Evolutionary Perspective". American Anthropologist 100 (3): 632–650. doi:10.1525/aa.1998.100.3.632.
    22 Williams, S. M.; Templeton, A. R. (2003). "Race and Genomics". New England Journal of Medicine 348 (25): 2581–2582. doi:10.1056/nejm200306193482521.
    23 Templeton, A. R. "The genetic and evolutionary significance of human races". In: Race and Intelligence: Separating Science From Myth. J. M. Fish, ed. Pp. 31-56. Mahwah, New Jersey, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.
    24 American; Anthropological, Physical. "Statement on Biological Aspects of Race". American Journal Physical Anthropology 569: 1996.
    25 Steve Olson, Mapping Human History: Discovering the Past Through Our Genes, Boston, 2002
    26 Bamshad, M.; Wooding, S.; Salisbury, B. A.; Stephens, J. C. (2004). "Deconstructing the relationship between genetics and race". Nature Reviews Genetics 5 (8): 598–609. doi:10.1038/nrg1401. PMID 15266342."
    as cited by Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_%...ssification%29
    So race is social construct and not a scientific one...

    There is no way to prove someone is of some race because there is no official rule on what determines someone is of one race or not...If someone would like to draft one...Please stand up, and bring out the color reals and genetic tests.

    Sociology is the worst of all liberal arts... they claim to be a science... and they f*** up the one thing they are good for.... Group studies are great for what they study about.... ambiguous/undefined groups.... NOT INDIVIDUALS

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    According to her parents she was married to an African American guy before she was pretending to be black and she got a divorce so apparently some seem to think she "Decided to try and be black" because she didn't fit into the black community and that's why it didn't work with her black husband. Either way I think this is amusing and this definitely describes to the letter every single raving "Anti Racist uppity white woman" I've ever dealt with. I am actually not surprised by this at all. If you've ever met a white woman who's dating a black man you'll know immediately that something's just off. She often goes beyond what would even be considered "normal" biased leftism right into irrationality.

    A lot of women (of all races but especially white women) simply don't have a culture so they attempt to adopt, often radically so, another peoples culture and defend and attack for it at all costs even when they have no true legitimate connection to it themselves.
    What a peculiar claim.

    Rachel Dolezal's high school artwork used African imagery, and she applied to historically black Howard University. Her parents think the university assumed she was black.

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

    wig·ger

    /ˈwiɡər/

    noun
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    noun: wigger; plural noun: wiggers

    a white person who tries to emulate or acquire cultural behaviour and tastes attributed to African-Americans.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    When your children get a job, you don't sabotage them by challenging their qualifications publicly.

    If the only way to get that job was to lie, then shame on the liar and the organization with a racial requirement.


    you're blaming the parents?

    “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”

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

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    you're blaming the parents?

    That's what you interpreted?

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

    She thought NAACP stood for National Association for the Advancement of Caucasian Posers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    That's what you interpreted?
    from your first line, yes

    "When your children get a job, you don't sabotage them by challenging their qualifications publicly."
    “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”

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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    So race is social construct and not a scientific one...

    There is no way to prove someone is of some race because there is no official rule on what determines someone is of one race or not...If someone would like to draft one...Please stand up, and bring out the color reals and genetic tests.

    Sociology is the worst of all liberal arts... they claim to be a science... and they f*** up the one thing they are good for.... Group studies are great for what they study about.... ambiguous/undefined groups.... NOT INDIVIDUALS
    It's funny because many black Americans that were fair enough passed for white and no one was the wiser... so long as their past didn't catch up with them.

    Goes to show you just how arbitrary race actually is.

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

    The strangest part of this is, these days, it's not really strange at all.

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