Why White Women Want to Be Black
Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, September 23, 2020
They do it for fun and profit.
We have had a rash of fake black people — white women who have decided they’d rather be black. The latest is Jennifer Benton. Ten years ago, when she started passing herself off as black, she legally changed her name to Satchuel Paigelyn Cole, after Satchel Paige, the black ball player. Her high point as a black woman came in 2017, when she became the spokesman for the family of a black man killed by an Indianapolis cop. Until it was discovered she’s white, she was the vice president of an organization called Don’t Sleep.
It’s all about being black, so she had to go.
Here, Satchuel Paigelyn explains her theories about policing: [[3:22 – 3:43 “If you are . . . restorative justice.”]] [[ 4:20 – 4:30 “People often will only . . . really are violent.”]]
Miss Cole was also an LGBTQ activist, and insists that she be referred to as “they,” not “her,” as in “They were a grand marshal in the Indianapolis Pride Parade this year.” I don’t know if she was faking the LGBTQ stuff, too.
When she was outed, she fessed up. “I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white.” Are black people running out of space? She also said, “My deception and lies have hurt those I care most about.” Since she cares most about black people, it must be very sad to be kicked out. In the meantime, Indianapolis will be engaged in “healing.”
Another fraud this month was CV Vitolo-Haddad. She was a doctoral student and teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It turns out she is Southern Italian, so the Haddad part may be just for show. She, too, is a “they,” not a “her.” This is what “they” are like: 6:00 – 6:18 “the core takeaway . . . equal outcomes. 6:55 – 7:04 “Talent is . . . non-compete clauses.”
She was co-president of the Teaching Assistants Association at Madison, and she had just been offered a tenure-track job at Cal State Fresno. Cal State won’t touch her now, although it said in a statement: “The University will always uphold its core values of discovery, diversity and distinction.” I thank a fake black would be great for discovery and diversity.
The Teaching Assistants Association said it was “profoundly sorry for the harm” it caused, adding that the association is “infused with white supremacy and anti-Blackness.” The leaders will take anti-racism training, and “work towards healing as a group.” More healing.
Perhaps the most high-profile phony this month was Jessica Krug, a tenured professor at George Washington University in DC. She was actually a Jew from Kansas who graduated from a fancy private school but later claimed she was an “unrepentant and unreformed child of the hood,” that her parents were drug addicts, and that her mother was a prostitute. She skipped her mother’s funeral in 2013, for fear she might give the game away.
Professor Krug couldn’t decide if she was Algerian or Caribbean or Black Boricua – whatever that is – and people got suspicious. When she came clean, she said she was “the very epitome of violence, of thievery and appropriation.” She has resigned from her professorship, and says, “You should absolutely cancel me.” George Washington University sent email to all students, saying, “We hope that with this update, our community can begin to heal.” More healing. The message encouraged people who needed it to get help from campus mental health services.
In 2018, Miss Krug published a book about fugitive slaves. Now, everyone is saying it was awful, but last year it was a finalist for two top awards, the Harriet Tubman Prize and the Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
Here’s what she’s like, under one of her nicknames, Jess La Bombalera: 0:00 – 0:17 “ . . . fuck out of here.” 0:43 – 0:53 “I also want to call out … indigenous New Yorkers.” 1:39 – 1:55 “NYPD is a colonial . . . black and brown people.” Yes, she had tenure at a major university.
These three aren’t the first phonies. In the 1990s, Elizabeth Warren claimed to be a Cherokee when she was teaching at Penn and Harvard. In 1984, she contributed to a collection of allegedly Indian recipes called Pow Wow Chow. Her crab meat recipes were presumably passed down lovingly from generation to generation —except she copied them right out of the New York Daily News.
And then there was Rachel Dolezal. She’s about as white as you can get, with blue eyes and blond her. She is from Montana and – weirdly – claimed she was born and reared in a teepee and her parents hunted their food with bow and arrow. Around 2011, she started darkening her skin and kinking her hair, and teaching college courses on “The Black Woman’s Struggle,” and “African History.” In 2014, she was elected president of the Spokane NAACP and appointed chairman of the Spokane Police Ombudsman Commission. Her career as a black woman was really taking off when the truth came out.
She then legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo, and she still says she identifies as black. She was married to a black man for a while and has a mixed-race baby but now says she is bisexual. I don’t think she’s a “They.” There is a Netflix documentary about her
So, what are these women going to do now? Apparently Rachel Dolezal is getting by as a hair dresser under her new name. But there are no jobs for white people who have demoted from being black.
It sounds like these ladies are confused, but I understand why they wanted to be black. It gave them a better chance than being homely, unremarkable, white women. Black privilege beats white privilege any day. And there are great psychological benefits. White people are the villains of history while black people are heroes. White people prop up white supremacy, while black people fight for justice. Who wouldn’t rather be black? They give up nothing, they became two-fer diversity stars, they become morally superior, and it’s so much fun berating white people the way Jessica Krug did.
No one doubts their support for the cause. They weren’t spies trying to wreck the movement. But blacks are furious. Lisa Betty at Fordham says that Miss Krug “took up space, opportunity, time, and money. I call for reparations.” Reparations. An Indianapolis activist says that because of Sachuel Paigely the “community” now “must repair the damage she has done.” No one likes to be fooled, but what damage did she do? She worked hard for black people. It sounds like they just don’t want a white woman cashing in on their racket.
And what does this say about the idea that race isn’t biology but just a social construct? These women were disgraced because they were biologically white. Rachel Dolezel still says that “Challenging the construct of race is at the core of evolving human consciousness.” Shouldn’t she be a hero, proving with her very life that race is a social construct? We have to call these women “they” because sex is a social construct, right? If, tomorrow, I tell you I’m a woman, you have to say “yes, dear,” and treat me like one. So why can’t I be a black woman?
But these people reportedly sickened whole communities that have to “heal.” Heal from what? If a prof at George Washington were fired because he faked military service or plagiarized his thesis, would students take sick and need to “heal”? If a prof everyone thought was white turned out to be a light-skinned black who was “passing,” would students need therapy? No. But no one would try to pass as white. No one would give up the advantages of being black.
So, let’s summarize. White people are supposed to be swilling in privilege, but some find it’s better to be “oppressed.” Race is supposed to be a social construct – nothing to do with biology – but if a white lady tries to prove it, she’s a plague on the community. We are supposed to be living in a white supremacist country, but if you put up a sign on campus that says “It’s OK to be white,” you’re likely to be expelled.
Are you confused? No, you’re not confused. The country is.