We are told that personal identity is different from physical being, that some individuals feel like women, even though they have a male body. But we should treat them according to the way they “self-identify,” rather than according to their physical makeup. This way of thinking is being applied to sex and gender.
But another physical condition is race. What if someone feels black, even though he or she is white? By the same logic, shouldn’t that person be considered black? This is occasioned by the revelation that Rachel Dolezal, the head of NAACP in Spokane and a long-time black activist is, in fact, Caucasian. Shouldn’t she be considered black, if that is the way she self-identifies? Isn’t she, in fact, transracial? And, if so, shouldn’t we let black people self-identify as white? Maybe we could all agree to self-identify as a single race–say, Native American–so as to eliminate our racial problems.
This is the argument Carl Trueman and others are making, and it seems pretty unassailable, once one accepts the logic of transgenderism. Can you think of any other applications? Read about the case of Rachel Dolezal after the jump. [Read more...]