For all of you transphobes weighing in on the Rachel Dolezal controversy/fuckery, saying shit like, “if someone can “change” their gender, why can’t they change their race?”
…um last time I checked gender had nothing to do with ancestry, bloodlines, and lineage so you can miss me with that.
The bitch was in blackface. Not only that, but she invaded institutions, organizations and various other safe-spaces created by and for Black people to free themselves from white supremacy…while in blackface.
// Rachel Dolezal lied about her race in order to get a scholarship and used it to attend a historically black university.
// Rachel Dolezal lied about her race and she got paid over $100k/year, got the opportunity to fly, travel and speak for free.
// Rachel Dolezal took a chance at college, a degree in Africana studies and a highly paid position of leadership, education and advocacy from a real black person.
// Rachel Dolezal took a black person’s seat as a Professor at Eastern Washington University and has taught African and African American Art History, African History, African American Culture, The Black Woman’s Struggle, and Intro to Africana Studies at EWU.
“Her scholarly research focuses on the intersection of race, gender and class in the contemporary Diaspora with a specific emphasis on Black women in visual culture.”
// Rachel Dolezal took a black woman’s place as an artist.
“She has fourteen years of experience as an exhibiting artist and has taught K-12 & college art lessons in public, private, and non-traditional school settings. Her works have been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, shown in 13 states and displayed at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York.”
// Rachel Dolezal took a black woman’s place
“Her other experiences include work in a community law office as a legal secretary, African dance, culinary arts, ethnic hair styling, modeling, managing a political campaign, and mothering two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, gardening & cooking.”
//Rachel Dolezal took a black person’s place in fighting police brutality.
“Most recently, Rachel Dolezal has been appointed by the Mayor of Spokane to serve as a police commissioner for the Office of the Police Ombudsman, to oversee fairness and equity in law enforcement.”
SPOKANE, Wash. — Controversy is swirling around one of the Spokane region’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members saying the local leader of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years. (X)
Her mother, Ruthanne Dolezal says:
“It’s very sad that Rachel has not just been herself,” Ruthanne Dolezal said. “Her effectiveness in the causes of the African-American community would have been so much more viable, and she would have been more effective if she had just been honest with everybody.
Ruthanne Dolezal said the family’s ancestry is Czech, Swedish and German. She said the family does have some “faint traces” of Native American heritage as well. She provided a copy of her daughter’s Montana birth certificate listing herself and Larry Dolezal as Rachel’s parents.
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The ally role wasn’t enough, now she wants to be one of us.
Local NAACP president for the Spokane, Washington, chapter and part-time Africana Studies professor Rachel Dolezal has been posing as a black woman when she was, in fact, born white, according her Caucasian parents. Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal said they’d been aware of her actions but did not speak out until media contacted them. The story got even stranger though, when it was revealed that her black “son” was nothing of the sort.
When news broke that Rachel Dolezal, the Spokane NAACP chapter president and a professor of African-American Studies at Eastern Washington University, was a white woman who had pretended to be black for nearly a decade, the primary emotion people expressed was deep confusion, followed by denial and anger.
Black Twitter instantly descended on the story, hilariously deconstructing the situation with hashtags like #RachelDolezalPlaylist and #askrachel, while many – including Dolezal’s family members – openly condemned her behavior. Her 22-year-old brother, Ezra Dolezal, told The Washington Post that what she’s doing is effectively blackface, adding, “Back in the early 1900s, what she did would be considered highly racist. You really should not do that. It’s completely opposite – she’s basically creating more racism.”
And yet, despite overwhelming criticism, some commentators have questioned whether Dolezal has done anything wrong. Many have pointed to her living as a black woman as an example of something known as #transracial identity, even comparing Dolezal’s story to Caitlyn Jenner’s transition.