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Most people are familiar with the transgender worldview that has effectively swept the country: If you don’t like your gender, you can change it to whatever you want it to be. 

Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender woman, is the literal model for this worldview (Jenner posed for the cover of Vanity Fair after “transitioning”). Jenner has recently even announced a bid for governor of California. Formerly Bruce Jenner, this Olympic gold medalist now asserts femininity instead of masculinity. 

A worldview like this dictates that you can define your own reality, simply by declaring your new gender. 

Naturally, if you follow the progression of this worldview, you’d guess that soon people will attempt to redefine other things about themselves. After all, why stop at gender? And you’d be right. 

In the last several years, a growing number of people have been exposed for fabricating, of all things, their race. 

Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, spent years claiming she was a Native American, when in fact she was only a white woman from Oklahoma pretending to be Native American. 

A law school registration card from 1986 revealed the Massachusetts senator indicated “American Indian” as her race. 

Considering the wide diversity of the 2020 Democratic primary (two black men, five other women, an Asian man, and a homosexual) Warren was likely hoping to cash in on this, however fraudulent, minority aspect of her personhood. 

Suffice to say, it was not exactly the most opportune moment for Warren’s racial deception to be uncovered. 

The next highest-profile case was that of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman from Montana who posed as a black woman while working as the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Spokane, Washington. Once outed as a “race faker,” Dolezal lost her position at NAACP and forfeited her post in African Studies at Eastern Washington University. 

“For me,” Dolezal said, “how I feel is more powerful than how I was born.” 

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan faked a Latina identity for years, working as senior counsel for the Latino Justice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. 

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a graduate assistant and teacher named CV Vitolo-Haddad resigned from her position in September of 2020 after lying about being black. 

“I take full responsibility for spreading these lies and am deeply sorry,” Vitolo-Haddad said. 

Haddad also identifies as multiple people instead of an individual person, using “they/them” pronouns, instead of “she/her.”  

Haddad’s story is eerily similar to that of Satchuel Cole, another white woman who fabricated a black identity, who also identifies as multiple people with the “they/them” pronouns. 

Cole had formerly worked with Indy10 Black Lives Matter and within the LGBTQ community, ironically advocating for racial justice in Indiana. 

“My deception and lies have hurt those I care most about,” Cole wrote in a social media apology. “I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white. I have used Blackness when it was not mine to use.” 

Jessica Krug, a white woman who lied about being black for years while teaching at George Washington University, used even harsher language in her apology, calling herself a “culture leech.” 

“I have not only claimed these identities as my own when I had absolutely no right to do so,” Krug wrote, “when doing so is the very epitome…of the myriad [of] ways in which non-Black people continue to use and abuse Black identities and cultures.” 

Cole and Krug have, possibly unknowingly but quite effectively, hit the nail on the head. 

For many in our culture and education system, race has become a tool that can be used, manipulated, or interchanged, instead of something firmly cemented within one’s identity. 

These individuals invariably work in social or race-based positions, jobs that they likely would not have obtained without their duplicitous race identification. 

Dolezal was the president of the NAACP in Spokane. 

Bannan worked for a Latino legal group. 

Vitolo-Haddad was the co-president of the Racial Justice Committee at UW-Madison. 

Cole was a leader in Indy10 Black Lives Matter. 

Krug wrote and published a book about how those who fled from slavery had opposed state politics. 

Race is being treated not as an important aspect of many people’s identity, but like a fictitious line on a resume – something that can be faked and used to gain acceptance into the woke circles of society. 

Samuel Sey wrote an online article last year, with the unfortunately accurate title: “Blackness Has Become A Commodity.” In it, he describes this very phenomenon: 

“Social justice activists and leftist politicians tend to identify with blackness to profit their agenda. However, some white social justice advocates are not merely identifying with black people — they’re identifying as black.” 

This is not the way God created identity. Like gender, your race is established biologically, and cannot be changed through any amount of makeup, hair extensions, or politically correct language. 

In conclusion, Sey raises a very significant and poignant question, a question that will of course go unanswered by the chaotic and self-contradicting institution on the left. 

If we are to believe what progressives constantly scream at us – that black people are oppressed in this country, that America is racist at its core, and that the system as a whole is bent against people of color – then why are so many white people pretending to be black? 

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