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NAACP President Found To Have Faked Being Black
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On a more serious note straight from the NAACP website:
"Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans."
To call her out for not being black would just be hypocrisy. If she does her work well, who cares if she isn't "black" maybe she never knew there was no black in her bloodlines. Not many nowadays can trace their lineages back to "Duke Louis the Handsome of France - 1842" Slowly but surely we're all becoming mutts.


It's not calling her out for not being black; it's calling her out for lying about something so grossly, being insulting in doing so plus one huge fact...the NAACP deals in donations. If we can't trust the head of a major organization branch with simple honesty then how to trust her in her duties? Especially around money, donations and means she goes through to lobby?

Accountability.
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Who's to say she doesn't have some African American in her? Ehhhyooo, I'll take my leave.


Well I'm sure if she did then she'd sa.......waiiiiiiit a minute......awwwwwwwww.....

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I think Gilgamesh sums it up best:

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As a black person in another country I find this a little irritating. Why is this news? Wiggers are everywhere get over it! (I keed, I keed. )
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As a black person in another country I find this a little irritating. Why is this news? Wiggers are everywhere get over it! (I keed, I keed. )


It's news because she put her character and integrity in to her career. Now she's been shown to have none. In a career that requires upfront behavior it makes news.
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This story since I heard it last night has just fucking baffled me. Pretty surreal. I think she obviosuly has some mental problems especially with here denying her parents were her real parents.

This is pretty funny
https://twitter.com/hashtag/askrachel
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Good idea.
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That's weird, I guess. Not because "she's not black" but because she lied about it for whatever reason. Attention, I guess.

I thought we all had that gene inside of us, though? o.o Even through a "white only" couple, a black baby could pop out with DNA matching both parents and all. science
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This is some "transracial" bullshit I've been hearing about. This is like an even worse version of blackface without using black/brown paint on your face & wear an afro & say you're black but in a mocking way.
She hasn't been the only white person that has done this but I've never seen anyone else take it that far compared to all the white women I've read about in history who tried to "pass" as black so they can co-opt with the struggles black people faced. Some liked to call themselves "voluntary Negroes". They wanted to think they're "black at heart." They even had the nerve to say they are more like a black women to other black women. This was mostly happening during the Harlem Renaissance. The black community often referred to them as Miss Anne (or Mister Charlie for men.)
These people still exist and its just as annoying to deal with them like back then.
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The more I read about this. the less I understand it. I mean, I can certainly understand admiring another culture and wanting to learn about it even to the point of wanting to become part of it. That's fairly common, particularly in more mild forms, especially in places that don't really have distinct cultures of their own. And, quite frankly, there's nothing wrong with that. Heck, there wouldn't have even been anything wrong if she reached the position she did as a white woman as long as she was placed knowingly in that position by those around her. What I don't get is the faking it part. I mean, faking being another race is probably considered one of the most offensive things you can possibly do. Did she really think she would never get caught? The pictures of her as a child/teenager leave no question at all as to what she was doing. I just don't get it.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Francis_White

This wikipedia article on Walter Francis White who lead the NAACP might be interesting on the subject.


White was the fourth of seven children born in Atlanta to George W. White (b.1857) and Madeline (Harrison) White (b.1863). Among the new middle class of blacks, George and Madeline, both born into slavery, ensured that Walter and each of their children got an education. When White was born, George had attended Atlanta University and became a postal worker, an admired position in the federal government.[2] Madeline graduated from Clark Atlanta University and became a teacher. She had been briefly married before in 1879 to Marshall King, who died the same year.[3] The White family belonged to the influential First Congregational Church, founded after the Civil War by freedmen and the American Missionary Association, based in the North. Of all the black denominations in Georgia, the Congregationalists were among the most socially, politically and financially powerful.[4] Membership to First Congregational was the ultimate status symbol in Atlanta.[4]

Of mixed race with African and European ancestry on both sides, White had features showing his European ancestry. He emphasized in his autobiography, A Man Called White (p. 3): "I am a Negro. My skin is white, my eyes are blue, my hair is blond. The traits of my race are nowhere visible upon me." Of his 32 3xgreat-grandparents, five were black and the other 27 were white. All members of his immediate family had fair skin, and his mother Madeline was also blue-eyed and blonde.[5] The oral history of his mother’s family is that her maternal grandparents were Dilsia, a slave and concubine, and her master William Henry Harrison. He had six children with her. Much later he was elected as president of the United States. Madeline's mother Marie Harrison was one of Dilsia's mixed-race daughters by Harrison. Held as a slave in La Grange, Georgia, where she had been sold, Marie became a concubine to Augustus Ware. This wealthy white man bought her a house, had four children with her, and passed on some wealth to them.[3] White and his family identified as Negro and lived among Atlanta's Negro community.

George and Madeline took a kind but firm approach in rearing their children, encouraging hard work and regular schedules.[6] In his autobiography, White relates that his parents ran a strict schedule on Sundays; they locked him in his room for silent prayer, a time so boring that he all but begged to do homework. His father forbade Walter from reading any books less than 25 years old, so he chose to read Dickens, Thackeray, and Trollope by the time he was 12.[7] When he was 8, he threw a rock at a white child who called him a derogatory name for drinking from the fountain reserved for Blacks.[7] Events such as this shaped Walter's self-identity. He began to develop skills to pass for white, a device he used later to preserve his safety as a civil rights investigator for the NAACP in the South.[7]

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The more I read about this. the less I understand it. I mean, I can certainly understand admiring another culture and wanting to learn about it even to the point of wanting to become part of it. That's fairly common, particularly in more mild forms, especially in places that don't really have distinct cultures of their own. And, quite frankly, there's nothing wrong with that. Heck, there wouldn't have even been anything wrong if she reached the position she did as a white woman as long as she was placed knowingly in that position by those around her. What I don't get is the faking it part. I mean, faking being another race is probably considered one of the most offensive things you can possibly do. Did she really think she would never get caught? The pictures of her as a child/teenager leave no question at all as to what she was doing. I just don't get it.

You can't really be part of a culture you're in or haven't grown up in. Most people end up appropriating it if they try to.
She pretended to be black to pretty much get better/good approval from the black community. If she said she was white, it'd be an automatic no. Especially if she was the leader. White people having authority power over a civil rights movement for people of color was and is NEVER a good idea. And they knew that. Which is why she had to pretend she was black to that extent.
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StriderShinryu wrote:

The more I read about this. the less I understand it. I mean, I can certainly understand admiring another culture and wanting to learn about it even to the point of wanting to become part of it. That's fairly common, particularly in more mild forms, especially in places that don't really have distinct cultures of their own. And, quite frankly, there's nothing wrong with that. Heck, there wouldn't have even been anything wrong if she reached the position she did as a white woman as long as she was placed knowingly in that position by those around her. What I don't get is the faking it part. I mean, faking being another race is probably considered one of the most offensive things you can possibly do. Did she really think she would never get caught? The pictures of her as a child/teenager leave no question at all as to what she was doing. I just don't get it.

You can't really be part of a culture you're in or haven't grown up in. Most people end up appropriating it if they try to.
She pretended to be black to pretty much get better/good approval from the black community. If she said she was white, it'd be an automatic no. Especially if she was the leader. White people having authority power over a civil rights movement for people of color was and is NEVER a good idea. And they knew that. Which is why she had to pretend she was black to that extent.


To a certain point one can be part of another culture, it's a matter of just how deep.

In point, take me. I'll never be seen as fully Japanese by a native born Japanese because I'm American born. BUT I can scratch the surface with my love of Japanese food and certain cultural customs I was raised in. My genetics will afford me a bit more wiggle room socially but I will never be seen as truly Japanese of I move to Tokyo.
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https://vine.co/v/eOlbwMlXB6B

This is some "transracial" bullshit I've been hearing about. This is like an even worse version of blackface without using black/brown paint on your face & wear an afro & say you're black but in a mocking way.
She hasn't been the only white person that has done this but I've never seen anyone else take it that far compared to all the white women I've read about in history who tried to "pass" as black so they can co-opt with the struggles black people faced. Some liked to call themselves "voluntary Negroes". They wanted to think they're "black at heart." They even had the nerve to say they are more like a black women to other black women. This was mostly happening during the Harlem Renaissance. The black community often referred to them as Miss Anne (or Mister Charlie for men.)
These people still exist and its just as annoying to deal with them like back then.


...This is just getting weirder with the Transracial shit. Its like David Lynch just when you think it couldnt get stranger it does.
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megahobbit wrote:


anzn wrote:

https://vine.co/v/eOlbwMlXB6B

This is some "transracial" bullshit I've been hearing about. This is like an even worse version of blackface without using black/brown paint on your face & wear an afro & say you're black but in a mocking way.
She hasn't been the only white person that has done this but I've never seen anyone else take it that far compared to all the white women I've read about in history who tried to "pass" as black so they can co-opt with the struggles black people faced. Some liked to call themselves "voluntary Negroes". They wanted to think they're "black at heart." They even had the nerve to say they are more like a black women to other black women. This was mostly happening during the Harlem Renaissance. The black community often referred to them as Miss Anne (or Mister Charlie for men.)
These people still exist and its just as annoying to deal with them like back then.


...This is just getting weirder with the Transracial shit. Its like David Lynch just when you think it couldnt get stranger it does.


You might want to read Black Like Me if you've not already. Amazing true account of a white journalist that had skin toning treatment and makeup regiment done so he could live life as a black man in the deep south in late 1950s. Amazing piece of work.
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