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    Transphobia in Miami

    Hispanic Miami police captain under fire for claiming he's black because of 'one-drop rule'

    Miami police Capt. Javier Ortiz was named at a meeting of city commissioners on Friday as part of a complaint made by other officers that there is a disparity in the treatment of black officers in the department. Ortiz was accused by Sgt. Stanley Jean-Poix of having identified himself as a black man on police exams to get a promotion.
    This makes no sense. Why would anyone think identifying as black would give them an advantage?

    "So the question is why is it that every time he finishes an exam, he goes back to white Hispanic male?" asked Jean-Poix, the president of the predominantly black Miami Community Police Benevolent Association.
    Uh, he's trans.

    Ortiz was allowed to defend himself against numerous accusations at the meeting and insisted that he was, in fact, a black man because of the so-called one-drop rule. He denied being Hispanic, although he did admit to having identified himself as a white man in previous documents.
    If he says he's a black man then he is a black man. It's 2020 and people still don't accept that race and gender are social constructs.

    Rubin Roberts, chairman of the NAACP's Miami-Dade branch, told The Miami Herald on Tuesday that Ortiz should be fired.

    "The city should be made aware that the statement he made is incendiary," Roberts told The Herald. "He's not in any way considerate of black men or women's plight."
    All of us can trace our lineage to Africa. All of us are African-American. Checkmate, bigot.

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    Yes, if there wasn't black privilege for promotions there would be no advantage as identifying as black. But acknowledging any black privilege is considered "racist".

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    That's not what 'transphobia' means.

    This is a disingenuous thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krypton iodine sulfur View Post
    That's not what 'transphobia' means.

    This is a disingenuous thread.

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    Is it funny because I was pointing out the obvious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krypton iodine sulfur View Post
    Is it funny because I was pointing out the obvious?
    It identifies as transphobic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krypton iodine sulfur View Post
    That's not what 'transphobia' means.

    This is a disingenuous thread.
    Can't you see he's pointing out the hypocrisy of trans people? They claim you can change your gender on a whim but at the same time, you can't change your skin color. If someone is a man but feels like a woman, that's fine. If someone is white but says they are black, that's a big no no.

    They should both be treated the same. I saw a trans person arguing online and they said, "you can't change your skin color!! You're born with it!" and the person responded, "Exactly! Now, you get it! You can't change your gender! You're born with it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Harvestdancer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by krypton iodine sulfur View Post
    Is it funny because I was pointing out the obvious?
    It identifies as transphobic.
    Does your comment identify as humour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    They claim you can change your gender on a whim
    Whim?

    Who says this? Seriously, whst trans person says they'll be a male today, might be a woman tomorrow?
    Anyone besides people who are not trans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    They claim you can change your gender on a whim
    Whim?

    Who says this? Seriously, whst trans person says they'll be a male today, might be a woman tomorrow?
    Anyone besides people who are not trans?
    Fine, Keith. Not "on a whim."

    But the brainbuster question still remains:

    If every man on Earth identified as a woman, would you agree that there are 0 men on Earth?

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