Everyone's favorite fake American Indian has won her race for the Senate, despite appalling levels of bad faith and who...whom.
I've often joked that perhaps everyone should check whatever race gives the most benefits to them, which would mean calling yourself white on census forms (which establish group denominators and numerators for disparate impact) and Hispanic/Black/Indian/whatever on any applications with individual benefits associated with them.
It's bad faith, even if you could trump up a stepfather's last name or the like which is something like Diaz or Garcia. It is gaming the system. If you're not darker than Zimmerman, you've got no business calling yourself 'Hispanic' in an honest game.
But the system long ago ceased to have the moral standing necessary for people to respect it sufficiently not to game it much. Let the bad faith flow like a river from the mountain of hypocrisy!
Let the young adopt the credo of the Munchkin, checking whatever box gives the biggest bonus.
Let us force the hand of the servants of sanctimony. Let us force them to demand a blood quantum. Perhaps it is even time to steal a page from the 'transgendered', and subvert affirmative action for women as well.
You're a lesbian Hispanic transgendered woman. So say us all.
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