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With the outrage following Rachel Dolezal's falsified claims of being African American in 2015, the question of racial identity has been raised. Should we have the right to identify as a different race than the one assigned at birth? And is this legitimate, or another means of cultural appropriation?

Trans-racialism should be rejected as invalid and a form of cultural appropriation.

This newly coined term only gives way to racial frauding, deception and forms of cultural appropriation, which often cause offence to both races involved.

Trans-racial is a legitimate racial identity.

Applying the same argument used when justifying the legitimacy of being trans-gender, it is surely valid for someone to feel as though they identify more with a race different to the one assigned to them at birth.

This page was last edited on Thursday, 14 Mar 2019 at 12:12 UTC