If You’re Going To Accept TransGender…Then Get Ready For TransRacial


Welcome to Obamaland, where you can now be anything you say you want to be, despite it making no sense whatsoever. Did you know that you are now going to have to accept people who declare that they are actually another race than what they really are?

According to Christianity Today, the new trans issue on the rise is people who identify as transracial:

The coverage of Rachel Dolezal—the former president of a local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), who misrepresented herself as a black woman for nearly a decade—has launched countless questions, jokes, memes, and think pieces in response.

Because of the timing of the Dolezal news in the midst of a national discussion over gender identity, one common reaction has been: If we accept Caitlyn Jenner as transgender, then must we also embrace Rachel Dolezal as “transracial”? This line of thinking came up so often that “transracial” and the mocking hashtag “#TransracialLivesMatter” began trending on Twitter.

Many adoptees, like me, and a whole body of sociological tradition, take issue with this application of the term, which has been used since the 1970s to describe families formed through adoption where one or both parents has a different racial background than their children.

As a transracial adoptee, I know what it’s like to strain and struggle with racial identity. That’s why it’s even more hurtful and troubling to see black culture trivialized, worn like a Halloween costume, by someone like Dolezal.

Watch as Dr. Keith Ablow also explains:

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