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Old 15 June 2015, 06:17 AM
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I think anyone who's spent time in an African American school or neighborhood has known someone on the various spectra of what the urban dictionary mocks as having "racial identity disorders". The OP may be an extreme case but it's easy for me to see how it can happen. I don't think we need to draw analogies to other people experiencing something familiar. Just as each transgender case is unique, so it is for other people who don't feel comfortable with their own genetic, ethnic, or cultural background. (Therefore any analogy with any other experience is going to be imperfect.) The only reason to compare is to understand, not to pass judgement.

A lot of the accusations (not here but in the media and social media), honestly, do sound exactly as ignorant as those who accuse transgender people of using it to get into the other gender's bathroom.
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