Candace Owens, 31, accuses Hilaria Baldwin, 36, Rachel Dolezal, 43, trans men and trans women of one thing. Baldwin, Dolezal and transgender people are “playing pretend,” according to the “Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation” author.
LGBT rights activists have yet to comment on Owens’ tweet. Back on July 28, 2017, she supported the banning of transgender people undergoing sex reassignment surgery from serving in the United States military, which made some people label her as transphobic.
What Owens did in the abovementioned tweet was to juxtapose race and gender. In general, the present generation accepts the identity of a biologically male individual who identifies as female but not that of a person born white but identifies as black.
Such was the case of Dolezal. She claimed that her father was African-American and in 2014, she became the president of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Spokane, Washington, USA.
But in 2015, Dolezal had to resign after the revelation that she was actually not of African-American descent. She did not deny that she was indeed born white to white parents but she insisted that she self-identified as black and eventually legally changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo.
Americans thought Dolezal’s case was unique until Baldwin was accused of pretending to be Spanish despite not having Spanish ancestry at all. Alec Baldwin‘s wife speaks Spanish fluently and sometimes speaks English with a Spanish accent.
Days before 2020 ended, Hilaria admitted that she was born Hillary Lynn Hayward-Thomas to white parents in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. However, she denied the allegations that she pretended to be Spanish or made people believe that she was Spanish although interviews with her since she married Alec in 2002 show otherwise.
Unlike Dolezal, Hilaria did not insist that she was born white but self-identifies as Spanish. Unlike trans people, Dolezal and Hilaria are not deprived of rights due to what they identify as.