Trending in social media today is the revelation that the president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington is a Caucasian female who self-identifies as African American. Rachel Dolezal has apparently been passing herself off as bi-racial for quite some time, even to the point of obtaining a full scholarship reserved for African-Americans at Howard University. In fact, according to the City of Spokane, Dolezal is not under investigation for the possibility of misidentifying her race on an application to the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, on which she is now serving. On the application, Dolezal claimed to have several ethnic origins, including white, black and American Indian.
And while the media is in a frenzy over the likelihood that a white girl is masquerading as a bi-racial African-American while leading a chapter of the NAACP, the obvious is apparently lost on the vast majority of reporters. The simple fact of the matter is, this is the natural result of allowing individuals to deny biological reality by protecting personal fantasies under law.
Here’s the thing … gender identity is the first step to the complete chaos of eradicating any biological distinctions whatsoever. Bruce Jenner (I refuse to call him Caitlyn) completely denies his biological make-up, right down to his genes, and underwent horrible body mutilations in order to give the appearance of a female. But no amount of hormone supplements and suppressors, silicone implants, or genital mutilations changes the fact that he is a man. Similarly, Rachel Dolezal has apparently gone to some lengths to alter her physical appearance in order to identify as African-American as well. According to a USA Today article:
The Dolezals said Rachel married and later divorced a black man. They said after the divorce in 2004 Rachel began identifying differently. She started claiming to be partially African American and the daughter of bi-racial parents. They said they have noticed her change in physical appearance but do not know how she did so.
The definition of “gender identity,” according to H.R. 1755/S.815: Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) of 2013, is:
“the gender-related identity, appearance, or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth.”
In other words, under ENDA, employers will have to figure out how to deal with the ever-changing behavior of an employee that shows up to work dressed and behaving as a man one day and dressing and behaving as a woman the next. This very idea, if enshrined in law, would suggest that one’s biological reality as identifiable by their genetic make-up is subject to the individual’s desired reality. So, if a genetically identifiable male decides that he is actually a woman, then ENDA would dictate that the man be treated in accordance with his desired reality, regardless of what his biological reality indicates.
If one is legally protected to self-identify as a gender “without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth,” then there’s really nothing to stop someone from self-identifying as another race, as with Ms. Dolezal, even to the point of applying for and winning scholarships designated for specific genders and races.
It’s interesting to note the non-discrimination employment policy of the NAACP:
The NAACP is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all employees or prospective employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and any other categories protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Genetic Information?! Apparently, self-identification in all forms trumps all realities. Given that, anyone could self-identify as just about anything, including animals. Sadly, this is already a thing in the LGBTQ-XYZ community. When I was working for American Life League and investigating CCHD grantees, I discovered an organization called the Cincinnati Interfaith Worker’s Center whose executive director is an LGBTQ activist. What was particularly disturbing was a workshop she participated in steeped in perverse instructions on bondage, sado-masochism, polyamory, and homosexual activism. In this workshop were individuals who self-identified as animals. On page 18 of this program booklet, an individual named Kasey Neiss claims to be part-can and part bird. Several individuals at the conference actually prefer to be referred to individually as “they.”
Sooner or later, people will be self-identifying as “deceased,” which could have the potential of changing their tax status. People could also self-identify as robots, or perhaps plants, extra-terrestrials, angels, or even gods. Where does it end? When myth becomes law, and the lies people tell themselves and others trump biological reality, then there is no order and chaos reigns supreme. And that is precisely where we are headed, and anyone who would dare to stand up and call out the lies for what they are, they are the ones who will be called haters and bigots, they will be sued and ultimately they will be crucified.
For now, it will be interesting to see if Rachel Dolezal suffers any legal consequences for falsifying a scholarship application and an application to serve on the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission.