71% of MSNBC Viewers Think You Can Choose Your Race
Yes sir! As reported by Truth Revolt, if you want to be black, 71% of MSNBC viewers say it's no problem! It doesn't matter who your parents are or what your heritage is, and when it comes to that college application, you just check whatever old "race" box you want (preferably the one that will get you the best scholarship, of course). 'Merica!
In an exclusive MSNBC interview with Rachel Dolezal, host Melissa Harris Perry revealed a new poll which found a vast majority (of the 100 people that actually watch MSNBC) believe that being "transracial" is perfectly acceptable.
But if you actually watch the interview... you might find you're not part of that 71%. Check it out:
Did you get that? Dolezal says one of her main reasons for acting black was because of her parents' adoption of two black children. SOMEBODY had to be the link to the black community for them, and since she already felt black, she self-nominated herself and became their "mother-sister."
Huh. So is Rachel Dolezal/MSNBC implying that if a white family adopts black children, they can't properly meet those children's sociological needs... specifically because of their skin color? Because that sounds kinda racist. What? It does!
Also, speaking of Dolezal's motherly instincts, we did have another question on that one. If Dolezal married a white dude, would their kids be biracial? Or transracial? Or... *gasp* would they simply be... white?!
Dolezal also told MSNBC how she feels about her critics:
They really don't know what I've actually walked through and how hard it is. This has not been something that just is a casual, you know, come and go sort of identity, you know, or an identity crisis or something to fade away. People have asked like, so, are you going to go back to being white? If you're rejected by the black community, what do you do? I'll be me. I'll be me.
Yes, it must be very hard to be black when you're, ya know, white. And no, real black people probably don't know what that's like. *shocking*
ProTip. Dolezal, if you choose to just be you... you're white. #JustSayin.