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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Just pointing out that she is not the first person to choose to identify as black, although Mezzrow and Otis never represented themselves as born that way.
    Fair enough. In the world of jazz being black was plausibly an advantage. I remember heated debates among afficionados whether this or that white jazz musician could swing.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Just pointing out that she is not the first person to choose to identify as black....
    Well, of course not. Read any Twain lately?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Fair enough. In the world of jazz being black was plausibly an advantage. I remember heated debates among afficionados whether this or that white jazz musician could swing.
    It was rather a challenge, however, when needing a place to stay or a bite to eat after a gig, though.

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

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    She's a Special kind of nuts. I think she may even post here, though I'm not sure who it is, but given the special kind of nuts we attract here it wouldn't shock me at all.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    It was rather a challenge, however, when needing a place to stay or a bite to eat after a gig, though.
    There's always a trade-off.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The woman needs professional psychiatric help.
    Greetings, Jack.

    : Any time I read something as unusual as this, my first thought is "what's the reason for this?" Whatever gave her the idea to even consider applying for the job in the first place? Proving some kind of point? Sibling rivalry, since her parents adopted four black children? Plus, she's only had the job since January of this year---why resign after six months?

    In any event, we've had transgender as a topic - is transracial next?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Jack.

    : Any time I read something as unusual as this, my first thought is "what's the reason for this?" Whatever gave her the idea to even consider applying for the job in the first place? Proving some kind of point? Sibling rivalry, since her parents adopted four black children? Plus, she's only had the job since January of this year---why resign after six months?

    In any event, we've had transgender as a topic - is transracial next?
    Greetings Polgara.

    I don't think transgender and transracial are equivalent, but I'm sure the argument will be made.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    "challenging the construct of race is at the core of evolving human consciousness"

    Its established that your gender is a choice, so why not your race! Can't wait for someone to argue they are a platypus. I'm ok with that so long as they were a fedora.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Greetings Polgara.

    I don't think transgender and transracial are equivalent, but I'm sure the argument will be made.
    I am somehow reminded of the Army slogan "Be All You Can Be."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    There's always a trade-off.
    Well, sure. But there's a difference between being a starving artist and not being allowed to use the bathroom at the venue where you're performing.

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