Essay about The Sociological Analysis Of Transracial Identity

776 Words Jul 25th, 2015 4 Pages
The essay for discussion today will dive into the sociological analysis of transracial identity. The subject of the discussion will be on Rachel Dolezal. Genetically born as a Caucasian, she later identified herself as an African American. Now let’s explore the true meaning of transracial.
Let’s begin with the transracial definition. According to Merriam Webster the meaning is to be involving, encompassing, or extending across two or more races. An example of this is transracial adoption. This could occur when you have a Caucasian mother and an African American father.
Rachel Dolezal was the President of NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington from 2014 through June 15, 2015. Also, she was chair of Spokane’s police ombudsman commission from 2014 through June 18, 2015. This commission was created due to a “pattern of misconduct” within the police department. Her representation of an African American in these groups is the reason for this current discussion and controversy. According to a CNN report, her Montana birth certificate reveals that Rachel Dolezal has two parents that are Caucasian. Their origin was primarily of Czech, German, and Swedish. The pictures and statement that Lawrence Dolezal, her father, told CNN is that “We are her birth parents”. One might ask why was Rachel was in NAACP if she was Caucasian. In actuality there are many Caucasian people working in the NAACP.
Lawrence Dolezal stated that "We do not understand why she feels it 's necessary to…

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