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Before Rachel Dolezal, Mark Stebbins Claimed He Was Black Too

Rachel Dolezal was not the first to change her ethnic identity. Back in 1984, blue-eyed, pale-skinned Mark Stebbins insisted he was black.

In the 1980’s, in Stockton, California, Mark Stebbins, campaigned and won a city council seat, beating and humiliating his black incumbent, Ralph Lee White.

Stebbins was questioned, as in the Dolezal case, about his racial lineage and he claimed he was black. White accused Stebbins of defrauding the voters and requested a recall vote, however, Stebbins also won that victory.

Come to find out, the resounding victory had less to do with how voters felt about Stebbins, and more to do with the flamboyant Ralph White.

Voters didn’t trust White and it really was a unanimous decision that Stebbins cared about the communities, and that’s what the voters needed.

Sure, journalists looked into the claims, and people chuckled for a while, but even with white parents, Stebbins still claimed he was black, and still does today.

During his undergraduate studies, he became a civil rights activist, and over time, his efforts were primarily rooted in black causes.

But, the Black community welcomed him, and although Caucasians were left scratching their heads, no one really cared.

Daniel Amen wonders: Can you call yourself whatever you want, or must you belong to an exclusive race, based on ancestral lineage? Who came up with those rules?

Box Of “Junk” Being Donated to a Recycling Center Contained an Item Worth Thousands

There are collectibles of just about any type of product you can imagine. Cars are probably one of the biggest areas for collectibles, but there are also collectible playing cards, such as baseball cards, figurines, stamps, books and magazines, and a ton of other things. Technology of previous decades is another category of collectibles. If you have a five or 10 year old computer, it’s probably not worth anything, but if you have a 20 or 30 year old computer, then it might be worth a lot depending on the type of computer that it is. This is what was discovered at a place that takes donations from people in California and then either recycles or resells them.

A woman brought in a few boxes of “junk” that had belonged to her late husband to a recycling center in Silicon Valley. It turns out that one of the boxes contained an incredibly rare Apple I computer. It was one of only about 200 that had ever been made. It was the first computer that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had ever made at the very beginning of a fledgling upstart called Apple Computer in the mid-1970’s. They are collectibles now and routinely sell for more than the $200,000 that someone who came by the recycling center paid for it. Sam Tabar (lawyerist.com) agrees that that shrewd buyer can either keep it or quickly double his money by putting it up for auction.