Everyone’s favorite fake-black white person, Rachel Dolezal, is now trying to explain herself by saying that she does not believe race is real.
“Other people are operating on an autopilot that race is coded in your DNA, that there are different races of human beings and those races are called black, white, etc. As opposed to race is a fiction that was invented,” she told the Guardian.
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but declaring that “race is not real” seems like a pretty weird thing to say if you built your entire career and life around it. We’re talking about a former NAACP leader and African studies lecturer. We’re talking about someone whose life was so controlled by her obsession with race that she once said she’d be too scared to go to a Tea Party rally because of the “all-white crowds.”
“If somebody asked me how I identify, I identify as black,” she told the Guardian. “Nothing about whiteness describes who I am.”
I have experienced being treated as a light-skinned black woman or biracial. Cops mark ‘black’ on my traffic tickets. When I applied for a job with a white male leaving, they said Rachel’s a coloured girl. He had a $70,000 salary. The job description was the same, but mine was $36,000. Even in romantic relationships, being exoticised by a white man or seen as the light-skinned black girl by a black man.
Um, one thing, Rach: You made yourself look black on purpose! You chose these experiences. That is unequivocally different from someone who was born black, someone who didn’t choose to have the appearance that you claim has caused these experiences.
There is absolutely no comparison. If Dolezal believed she was suffering mistreatment because she looked black, she could have easily stopped purposely making herself look black. Others do not have that choice, and for her to place herself in the same category as those people is about as disgustingly offensive as it gets.
— Katherine Timpf is a reporter for National Review Online.