Transrace vs. Transgender

Adam Wheeler (a trans woman) renamed herself Ja Du and now identifies as Transfilipino:

Will transrace be accepted in a Western country?

Reasons currently used to support transgender choices could also be used as argument for transrace.

Why not? 🤔

The reasons to be transgender are many and could be summed up as:

1) My gender was chosen or assigned for me by looking at my genitals when I was born. Also when I was a kid and then an adult my assigned gender wasn’t the gender I identified with.

2) Although being born with the genitals of a boy, with the chromosomes of a boy, I was born a girl. I was born a girl because I think I’m a girl and I identify as a girl.

3) Gender, like race, is a social construct. A social construct is made by people to organize people as a culture, society, community or country.

4) A social construct is fluid. Culture would be an example. The construct of culture is fluid and it changes as people change their ideas and beliefs.

5) Determinism, like biological determinism, isn’t a truth. 

Current knowledge of biology is made by people. People are also fallible. So the knowledge made by people could be a dogma. Appealing to the knowledge of biology is the same as appealing to the dogma of a religion.

With the above said, I always question present-day reasons used by people to transgender.

By question I mean, I critique.

The social construct perspective that’s currently used to explain everything is a perspective that I critique because it’s too dominant. A dominant belief often turns into a cultural narrative that’s rigid and unforgiving whenever it’s challenged.

Right now transgender is a part of Western cultures. Transgender is accepted in Canada and has the federal Bill C-16 and different legislation from the provinces to protect it.

Should transrace next be accepted?

Transrace could be accepted because why not?

Cultural appropriation could be argued.

However, “gender appropriation” could also be argued against the decision to transgender.

Why not argue support for the feminists (T.E.R.Fs) who are bothered by biological men transitioning their gender to being a woman? To the TERF feminists transgender is appropriation of the human female gender.

But what else aside from cultural appropriation could be argued as a reason to reject transrace?

An argument based on one item, like cultural appropriation, isn’t enough. Or one reason could be enough when you want to taboo, prohibit or outlaw the topic.

However, transrace could be accepted like transgender.

Gender and race are both argued to be social constructs. Social constructs are fluid, and so they change because people change their ideas and beliefs.

Why not accept transrace?

But transrace won’t be accepted.

Membership or belonging to a race is more defended and contentious in any country compared to sharing membership and belonging to a gender.

Race is much more a nation-state, tribal and a community. The people who are members of an ethnicity are more invested and protective of their ethnic identity. 

You must be born from those members or adopted by those members for you to be assigned that ethnic identity. You can’t transition your race because that is viewed as appropriation.

The right of membership and belonging isn’t an individual’s right, but the rights of a community. Acceptance is up to the people who are members of the ethnicity.

Men behaving badly

I’m not surprised Kevin Spacey had made a sexual advance on Anthony Rapp, when Anthony was only 14 years old. I’m also not surprised that Louis C.K. had exposed himself countless times in front of women and had masturbated.

What surprises me is the women who are the friends, girlfriends and wives of these men, and they always say they never knew that the guys were acting badly. Seriously? 

I say, “Don’t be dumb”. I also don’t believe any public statement from these women that they never knew what the men were doing as unwanted sexual advances.

These women chose to not know because the men they were associating with were rich and famous.

These women benefited from their association with these men. They benefited their careers, and they benefited their status by being the friend, the girlfriend and the wife of these movie producers, actors and comedians.

So I have no sympathy for a public statement of “I never knew he was doing that”.

Racism, Kati George-Jim and the Dalhousie Student Union

I thought that these comments posted on the Dalhousie Student Union Facebook were interesting:

Kati George-Jim is a Dalhousie indigenous student. She’s currently a bit famous because she had spoken out of turn while at a Dalhousie Board of Governors meeting in June 2017.

She interrupted the meeting’s protocol, but is claiming racism was spoken to her when the chairman of the meeting told her that she was speaking out of turn.

However, I can’t support her belief that White people can’t experience racism, which would be systemic or interpersonal.

When I replace the wording of “White people” with “Japanese people” to make Kati George-Jim’s statement that “Japanese people can’t experience racism” then you plainly see that this statement is a racist statement.

I, for sure, was targeted with racism from a guy on the street across from the parking lot I was standing in. A guy took his time on that street to spot me and to yell his racism at me. 

The irony of Kati George-Jim’s belief that White people can’t experience racism is that she never has talked with a White Canadian like me.

I’m going to suppose that many White Canadians — because of being taught to be Colour Blind — either believe or are unaware that they, too, experience racism.

I was surprised when an Indigenous Canadian man yelled his racism at me while I was standing at a parking kiosk at the Allin Clinic in downtown Edmonton.

That incident got me thinking that there could have been other times when more subtle racism was expressed toward me and I was unaware of it.

I think it’s more likely being taught Colour Blindness than White Privilege that makes White Canadians unaware of racism while it’s happening to us.

White Privilege is a nefarious concept unless you edit and replace White Privilege with Race Blindness. To me Race Blindness can explain being oblivious to Racism and a lived experience of it.

Privilege, however, can explain a person being unaware or oblivious of having to pay a bill but can’t. Privilege can make you unaware or oblivious of poverty.

I would cozy up with the idea that Colour Blindness is failing White Canadians because it is teaching White Canadians to be unaware or oblivious of what it feels like when race is discussed, and of what racism feels like.

So, to me, it’s both Colour Blindness and being taught the narrative that “White people can’t experience racism” that is making White Canadians oblivious, which does look like Privilege.

However, I get irked everytime whenever a racialized woman (like Masuma Khan or Kati George-Jim) decides that it ISN’T RACISM when you’re yelled at by a guy because he had targeted you for your ethnicity UNLESS he were White and you were either Indigenous or Racialized.

This hypocrisy of “every other race except White people will experience racism” makes the experience of racism a Double Standard. Double Standards are designed to fail a group of people or to make their experiences ignored.

Also read the full letter on Systemic Racism by the Dalhousie Student Union right here.

A petition concerned about Masuma Khan, who’s the new face of Racism

There is a petition running on Change.org that is concerned with the racist Masuma Khan.

You can check it out here.

Masuma Khan can, and has, excused herself from being racist by simply invoking that she’s taken classes at Dalhousie University that teach White Privilege, White Fragility, and about the whole population of White Canadians being a social problem because they enforce White Supremacy in Canada. To racist Masuma all White Canadians are just like the Third Reich Nazis who had enforced an Ethnic German Supremacy in Germany.

By the way, White Canadians are not the Nazis nor are they the phenomenon of White Supremacy.

The real White Supremacists of White Supremacy are actually the Neo Nazis, the KKK, and the Millennial supported Daily Stormer.

But, so what? White Fragility and White Privilege are drivel ideologies that, to me, come from the already discredited Race research.

Biased and discriminatory Race Theory — like racist psychology & SCIENTIFIC RACISM — were written about during the 19th and 20th centuries by university professors who were viewed at the time as trust worthy. Yeah right. 😆

So the shady 19th & 20th century history of racism in academic publications about Race and Supremacy is garbage.

Peggy McIntosh and Robin DiAngelo are the SAME as their predecessors who had occupied themselves with the subject of Race and with which race of people are the current problem.

Both women, in other words, drivel a racist ideology about not Black people in the 19th century, or Asian people in the 19th or early 20th centuries, but about White people in the 21st century.

To me anything that a university professor churns out and says is fact about Race and Race Relations between the many demographics in the U.S. & Canada is bogus.

It’s bogus to me because the history of academic publishing on Race and on which group of people are a problem in society was already shady and then discredited.

So to me Masuma Khan is the new face of Racism in Canada. I was hoping Racism would be a solved problem, but racists like Masuma Khan exist and they are not apologetic.