I don’t mean to get off topic, but why is it that Rachel Dolezal was harshly criticized as a white…

The best thing I’ve read describing the problematic nature of Rachel Dolezal’s choices is this article by Ijeoma Oluo. Bottom line, Rachel Dolezal may claim blackness, but she looks white and can walk down the street perceived as white, with all the incumbent privileges of her whiteness. A trans woman does not walk down the street looking like a cis man and enjoying the privileges of the patriarchy.