I UNDERSTAND THIS WILL RECEIVE A LOT OF CONTROVERSY... but I want to know if anyone agrees and if not, why not?
Transgender acceptance = the notion that gender identity is what one identifies with and not what they were born with (chromosomes and genitals), and that if you were born with male chromosomes but identify as a woman you are a woman and vice versa.
Transracial acceptance = the notion that if you were born one race but "feel" you should have/would have preferred to be the other, it is socially acceptable to change your appearance and identify as that race.
To me, there is 0 difference between the two of these. I completely accept people identifying with whatever they identify as, whether it is technically consistent with what the "natural process" delivered, and I see no reason why a white person identifying as black is "appropriating" a marginalized identity if the same is not true for someone like Caitlyn Jenner who lived their entire life with male privilege but now adopts a female identity, a marginalized identity they didn't experience for 60+ years.
I have nothing but love and tolerance for transgender people BUT I will not stand for the double standard. It actually offends me that when I try to claim my own African ancestry (2 of my great-grandparents on one side both had some degree of African ancestry, but were majority European) people tell me I am "appropriating blackness" even though I identify as white, but someone who was born male is not held to the same standard when they identify as a woman. I don't even identify as black like Rachel Dolezal does but if I cannot claim something about myself that is biologically true, why should other people be able to claim something that is biologically untrue just because they "feel" it to be true?
If Caitlyn Jenner says she is a woman, OK. I accept it. If Rachel Dolezal says she is black, OK I accept it. But I can't stand when people try to claim the two are different when they are not.
I would say both should be accepted, but if one is not going to be accepted the other should be held to the same standard.