Yes, this is satire, with a sharp edge.
“Howard darkens her skin every day using black face make up in order to more fully approximate her true inner African American identity a process that is often gruelling and can take hours every morning and which is not without its detrimental side effects.”
Transracialists Seek Recognition and Acceptance: An Interview with Howard Copeland, Harlem chapter TLPC President
April 21, 2013
Special Report by Thomas Jackson
“I’ve always known I was a young black woman and a lesbian trapped in the body of a middle aged white man” Howard Copeland explained while adjusting the large flower in her hair. Dressed in traditional African garb and practicing the ancient religion of the Yoruba people Howard is more African then many African Americans yet she still struggles to gain recognition in the African American community. She moved to Harem five years ago in order to be closer to her church the First African Yoruba Church on East 42nd street.
You may never have heard of transracialism, but it is a movement comprised of sincere and dedicated people who only seek to be recognized for who they believe they truly are and not by their outward physical…
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