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Over the weekend, NBC News ran a story casting doubt on individuals who believe that they can change their race while at the same time, supporting people who think they can change their sex and gender.
Logically, it makes no sense at all. If you can identify as a different sex or gender, there should be no problem in identifying as a different race.
“Inside the online world of people who think they can change their race,” read the headline.
“Practitioners of what they call ‘race change to another,’ or RCTA, purport to be able to manifest physical changes in their appearance and even their genetics to become a different race,” NBC News explained. “They tune in to subliminal videos that claim can give them an ‘East Asian appearance’ or ‘Korean DNA.'”
Those who practice RCTA are in for a rude awakening, NBC reports.
“But experts underscore that it is simply impossible to change your race,” the legacy media outlet wrote.
How is this any different from transgenderism?
To figure that out, NBC News spoke to “Tiq Milan, a Black transgender activist and writer,” who said the two aren’t similar at all.
“When it comes to who we are as racialized people, it is how we present to the world, but it’s also how people treat you,” Milan said. “It’s not just putting on the hair and the makeup and talking and walking [in] a kind of way. That is fetishizing, and it’s objectifying, and it reduces the beautiful and complicated cultures of people of color.”
For some reason, Milan doesn’t see that being a woman is “not just putting on the hair and the makeup and talking and walking [in] a kind of way.”
To steal Milan’s phrase, that’s “fetishizing, and it’s objectifying, and it reduces the beautiful and complicated” culture of womanhood.
The article offers other explanations for why you can’t change races, best summarized by The Babylon Bee founder Seth Dillon.
“This article argues that your race is fixed from birth and can’t be changed,” he tweeted. “It also argues that race isn’t real — it’s just a social construct. It also argues that the reason you can’t change your race is because race isn’t real.”
This article argues that your race is fixed from birth and can't be changed.
It also argues that race isn't real — it's just a social construct.
It also argues that the reason you can't change your race is because race isn't real. https://t.co/uVoWuWdWJv
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) July 30, 2023
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) 2024 Rapid Response Director Christina Pushaw sarcastically tweeted, “This is crazy. Next thing you know, people will attempt to change their sex!”
This is crazy. Next thing you know, people will attempt to change their sex! https://t.co/IQyoVBeHUI
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) July 30, 2023
“Sex and race are both are biological physical traits of an organism rooted in unique and immutable DNA, why is it celebrated to change one and ridiculous to change the other?” The Redheaded Libertarian asked.
Sex and race are both are biological physical traits of an organism rooted in unique and immutable DNA, why is it celebrated to change one and ridiculous to change the other?
— The Redheaded libertarian (@TRHLofficial) July 30, 2023
One so-called expert said that anybody feeling as if they want to change their race should be asked a simple question:
“I would say the same thing that I would say to somebody who’s struggling with any part of their identity,” Professor Kevin Nadal said. “Talk about what it is that makes you want to change that part of you.”
That’s good advice to gently ease into helping those who believe in transracialism.
If you suggested saying that to individuals suffering from gender dysmorphia, who want to undergo sex rejection and gender-denial care, then you would branded a bigot by legacy outlets like NBC News.
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