Shock! NAACP Leader Is White!

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  1. aaronvan Suspended

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    I'm ashamed that at this late date we still judge people by the color of their skin.

    http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-ne...lie-about-her-race-city-investigates/33533026
     
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    We can change our gender, why can't we change our race?
     
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    Time for a DNA test. The city will have to determine what percentage of African blood is required to represent the NAACP without it being an ethics violation. :rolleyes:
     
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    She's received numerous hate mails; however, the police say "that whoever placed the mail must have had access to the box, as it was not processed through the regular mail."

    Is there such a thing as Racial Munchhausen's Syndrome?
     
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    There is no such thing as race. It has no biological reality. We make it a cultural reality.
     
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    I identify as a firetruck. Thus I am a firetruck. Don't trigger me.
     
  7. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    Why does the leader of the NAACP necessarily have to be black (or whatever)? If they HAVE to be black to get the job done effectively, what percentage of "black" do they have to be? If skin tone is too light, would that disqualify them?
     
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    Good point. It may be that the NAACP is trying to be progressive and has implemented affirmative action in its hiring.

    I applaud them.
     
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    The hashtag #AskRachel is now trending worldwide on Twitter.

    Some of it is hilarious.

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    This Rachel must be curled up in a ball somewhere crying her eyes out.
     
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    I see the Culture Warriors still haven't realized they are becoming irrelevant (and a laughing stock) by harping on this kind of stuff. Only those caught in echo chambers give a damn.
     
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    I still can't believe race is a big as issue as it still is. There are whites prejudiced against race, minorities prejudiced against different races, etc...all races have prejudice not meaning all people have prejudice. It's absolutely ridiculous. I judge people by how they act not their color...which has no bearing on anything. If someone's nice to me i'm nice to them regardless of race. If someone's mean to me I ignore them..and if it happens to be someone of a different race i'm labeled a racist...absurd. I don't care if you're Caucasian, African-American, Indian, Asian, Hispanic, female, male, animal, different sexual orientations, talking teddy bear, alien, etc...I judge based on character and like good people and dislike bad people. Tolerance and acceptance is something that I can't believe a lot of people don't have. Can't believe there are still wars over religious beliefs either...like whoever wins is right...pffft.
     
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    Harping on what stuff?.. A white woman posing as a black woman? You don't find that disturbing or strange?
     
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    Not wanting to date myself (hey, it was 8th grade), but I believe there was a movie about this made 29 years ago. Let me find it..

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091991/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Just sayin'..

    BL.
     
  15. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Not really. She's the head of an organization that is there to address societal race issues...I don't know why her personal race has any bearing on the work she does.

    What I do find strange is why one sect of the news media thinks this says anything about the work the NAACP does. It doesn't, it's people grasping at nothing to "discredit" an organization they dislike for one reason or another.
     
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    You have to watch this interview with Rachel.

    youtube

    Skip to the end about 7:45, the interviewer confronts her about her claim to be black.
     
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    That's a strawman. This is about a white woman posing as a black woman. This is not about discrediting the NAACP.
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I skipped to that section...it looks like someone who understands the political nature of not being black and the leader of that chapter of the NAACP.

    I'm still not understanding the problem here. Or the reporters tone? How does her ethnicity effect what her mission is?

    Other than for chuckles from a...certain crowd, what the hell is all the controversy about? Does she not do a good job in her role? :confused:
     
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    Then what is the point of this? What difference does it make? I'm failing to grasp the newsworthiness of this as it creeps around the web. If you can elaborate please lay it out for me because I'm really failing to understand why this matters at all.
     
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    if she gets fired, will it be because she was white? or because she lied?
     
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    Liar, sure.

    Why do you feel the need to comment on her appearance?
     
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    Did she do anything that could get her fired...other than the political fallout from it?


    Edit: Sorry mods! I didn't realize the forum doesn't automatically combine posts since the changeover.
     
  24. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Then why not just say "Yeah I'm white." Why the charade?
     

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