Dear Taye, (may I call you TAYE?)
Race is a social construct.
It has political and historical context and real world, political and legal implications.
Race is determined by how society and its members perceive you.
These arbitrary and completely subjective perceptions determine how people interact with you.
You control how you respond to these interactions.
in light of your ‘announcement’ it appears that on your planet, people can choose how they are perceived and treated.
(this has been tried before, see Respectability Politics)
I am going to test this theory today.. I am announcing that my family is now white.
I would like my privilege delivered immediately. I don’t need the fragility, as I grew up Black, and well, don’t need that shit.