A bunch of co-workers and I had a conversation today about Rachel Dolezal, the former Washington State chairman of the NAACP. She was born white, but took on an African-American sounding name, permed her hair, and darkened her skin so she would appear black. In her many speeches, lectures, and writing, she related stories about being discriminated against for being black. Her reasoning when she was outed as a pale blonde by her parents was that she "identified as black."
Is that a thing?