Victor Davis Hanson calls it “pseudo-authenticity“; I call it by its real name: fake.
“It” of course refers to how people create fake or at best misleading backgrounds for themselves (VDH provides a list of the more modern ones) in order to make them more appealing to prospective employers, voters, whatever.
I’ve always joked that if someone hires me, they can check a whole slew of “desirable” boxes: Kim = female, Du Toit = French-sounding, Africa-born = racial minority quota, etc. Of course, instead of the Black French-speaking woman they expect, the company would get this employee:
…but that would just serve them right, wouldn’t it?
At least my pseudo-authenticity (and this post) is humorous; that of “Beto” O’Rourke (fake Meskin), Elizabeth Warren (fake Injun) and Rachel Dolezal (fake nigra) is quite serious.