This Chicago cop had to sue the city because they wouldn't let him change his race on his records from white to African. But if he wanted to change his gender...
· Mar 2, 2024 ·

Yo boss, if the rest of these guys, gals, uhh ... officers can change their gender on their official police records you think it would be okay if I go ahead and change my race?


Okay, well, I'm suing you now.

Yes, this is real. And yes, Chicago police officers are allowed to change their gender on official records in order to "match their lived experience."

A Chicago police officer is suing the city to change his race from "white" on official records after the police department started allowing cops to change their gender identity.

Mohammad Yusuf, 43, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit last week saying that he wants to change his race on police records from "Caucasian" because he 'currently identifies as Egyptian and African American.'

Boy, oh boy, this is going to open up a delightfully delicious can of worms, isn't it?

Believe it or not, this is actually an honest case here, not just some white guy trying to prove a point. Mohammad Yusuf, as you might imagine, is not actually caucasian. He also didn't feel comfortable designating himself as African-American, one of only three options on the official form at the time, when he entered the force.

And now, as officers have been given the option to change their gender (of all things) on official records, he wants to change his race. But they won't let him. So he's suing.

The lawsuit accuses the police department of having a 'double standard,' noting that officers are allowed to change their gender identity on official records …

One of the main issues is that Yusuf claims his career has suffered because he identified as white.

The lawsuit says that despite the Chicago police department claiming to have a race-neutral and merit-based promotion system, Yusuf has been 'repeatedly bypassed' for promotions in favor of less qualified black officers who had 'disciplinary issues.'

So far, Yusuf has not obtained the promotion to sergeant that he wanted, the suit says, despite scoring in the 'first promotional tier' on the sergeant's exam in 2019.

Needless to say, Yusuf is finding out how hard it is to be a white man in today's world.

And he wants to change his official race in order to avoid this stamped-from-the-beginning whiteness he's had to carry on his back since joining the force.

And I gotta say, I'm all for it!

This part's great so I gotta give it to you.

Yusuf's attorney Gianna Scatchell Basile, who is married to a Chicago police detective, said the city's approach has been 'arbitrary.'

'I think the City of Chicago was on the right track when they allowed people to change their gender identity, and allowed them to identify as the proper gender, but then when it comes to race, it's just very arbitrary,' Basile told The Daily Beast.

The lawsuit calls race a 'social construct.'

'The idea of even having to prove race is wrong,' Basile said. 'Race is not scientific.'

Man, this has got to be one of the greatest lawsuits of all time!

Only in Clown World do they allow randos to change their gender on official records but not let people change their race to the one that actually fits them.

What a time to be alive!

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