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September 06, 2010

Flea X

At the tail end of his Rush Limbaugh guest hosting duties, Mark Steyn claimed he always checks the census boxes for Transgendered and Pacific-Islander in an attempt to undermine their statistics. It is a gesture Michel Foucault would have described as "resistance".

Which got me thinking. If I can decide to be a woman and everyone from the tax man to my employer has to empower me, why can't I just decide to be black* (too) and start applying for grants and tenure-track jobs accordingly?

* You heard me: Black. Don't tell me how to describe myself, whitey.

Related: You may not be shocked to learn the genesis of this plan may be laid at the door of Five Feet of Fury. Remember: The personal is the historical.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 6, 2010 09:04 AM