Recently, the now-former head of the NAACP's Spokane chapter has been making headlines. Her parents are both white, but she's been "identifying" as black. Here are a few news articles- I tried to get a diverse selection. I found videos of the two most recent interviews with her, too- they're about ten minutes each. CNN Article Fox News Article "I Identify as Black" Interview Interview where Dolezal discusses hate crimes Notably, in the first interview, she stated that she has been identified as "transracial" in the past, although she herself did not use the word to describe herself. However, many people have been quick to call her by that label, and it does indeed seem that she is equating her "identity" with the experiences of transgender people. Otherkin, unfortunately, have often been associated with "transracial" people following a troll notoriously calling themselves an "autistic pangender asexual demiromantic trans-asian cat", and people taking them seriously. Searching "transethnic" quickly brings up results for otherkin (on my browser anyways). With Dolezal making headlines, I'm curious about the possible effects on the otherkin community. What do you guys think of "transracial" or "transethnic" people, and the situation with Rachel Dolezal? Do you think there will be any effect on the otherkin community because of this?