BY M. K.
I've tried to avoid it however, I have been asked to speak my piece on the white woman who identifies as African American. I'll say my piece and leave it at that. This is my opinion and my opinion only. If you're offended by my opinion well then know that from the bottom of my heart, I live to be the harbinger of your displeasure. Personally.
Anyway, this generates so many mixed feelings on the subject of race relations. For years, we've always argued that "everybody wants to be black, but when it's time to be black, Nobody wants to be black." However on a grand level we have a white woman who identifies as black serving as the president of the NAACP. She's also accomplished much while working there. First thing that comes to mind for me is, "does she stand to undermine the climate of systemic racism and take responsibility for her white guilt by showing what we can accomplish despite the road blocks left by the legacy of our former slave masters? " or "is she trying to make the plight of African Americans out to be self imposed, in particular African American women. That anybody can be successful and there are no cultural limitations." Is it more that she simply felt that uncomfortable as a white woman truly felt she was herself as a black woman? That there is truth to this newly coined phrase "transracial".
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