Originally posted by sonhouse
I might be masquerading, in reality a Jewish Antisemitic female like a feminine Bobby Fischer, pretending to be a regular white upper middle class dude but there would be no way outside of tracking down my IP address and getting into my house as to the veracity of my claims.
First of all, No1Marauder has a long record of presuming whenever it suits him that I must be lying.
So no matter what I wrote about myself, No1Marauder would choose to disbelieve it whenever it suited him.
That said, one can make plausible inferences based upon the evidence of one's posts.
When I notice a writer who routinely makes the same basic errors in English grammar
and usage, I would conclude that the writer's lying if one claimed to be a professor of English.
Likewise, a thoughtful reader (in contrast to the many fools here) could make some
plausible inferences about my background, given my preference to write in formal English,
my erudition on some subjects, my awareness of women's issues, or even my chess rating.
But I fail to see how that could add up to the conclusion that I must be white.
There's nothing wrong with being white, of course, if it's your matter of birth.
I have no problem, however, with someone saying that one's proud to be non-white
when that means that one had to overcome racism to succeed in a racist society.