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  • Ex-NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal to Appear on "Today" Show Amid Race Furor

    06/15/2015 8:52:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/15
    Rachel Dolezal had come under scrutiny after her parents said she was white and had been pretending to be black for years.Rachel Dolezal, the former leader of the NAACP in Spokane will break her silence in exclusive interviews with NBC News and MSNBC on Tuesday. Dolezal stepped down from her post on Monday, days after her parents' claims that she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years sparked calls for her resignation and a nationwide dialogue about racial identity. "It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside...
  • Rachel Dolezal Resigns From Spokane NAACP Chapter; Video Surfaces of Her Using the N-Word

    06/15/2015 4:33:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    The Root ^ | June 15 2015 | Yesha Callahan
    The woman who has been disguising herself as black wrote a lengthy resignation letter on Facebook.On Monday, Spokane, Wash., NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal issued her resignation via a Facebook post on the chapter’s page. This came on the heels of Dolezal’s cancellation of a press conference that was supposed to be held earlier on Monday for her to address the recent allegations from her parents that she’s a white woman who’s been posing as a black woman for several years. In Dolezal’s resignation letter, which was devoid of any type of apology for her deceitful ways, she made sure...
  • Let's hear for Al Jolson!!!!!(vanity)

    06/15/2015 5:30:43 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    Al Jolson!!!!!! The first white person that I know of to make money off of being transracial!!!!
  • HAHAHA! Turns Out Fake Black NAACP Chick Sued School Over 'Race'. Yes Really...

    06/15/2015 4:43:51 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 52 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 06/15/2015 | Steven Crowder
    So I read this on a Conservative site. It seemed too outlandish at first. I had to check the source. Then another, and then another. Looks legit. Turns out that fake black NAACP chick, Rachel Dolezal, sued her former school over issues of ‘race.’ I can’t stop laughing. From TheSmokingGun IMAGE OF ACTUAL COMPLAINT FILED AT SCHOOL Okay. Once you can stop holding your gut from laughing so hard, move that hand up a little bit. Now to the left. Right on the old ticker. Feel that pain? You should. Your heart should break for this country. Because this right...
  • RACHEL DOLEZAL AND THE OVEREARNEST UPLIFTERS

    06/15/2015 2:56:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    First Things ^ | January 12, 2015 | Matthew Schmitz
    Langston Hughes looked kindly on racial “passing.” In his essay, Fooling Our White Folks, he describes it as a con at the expense of whites who deserve whatever they get: “Because our American whites are stupid in so many ways, racially speaking, I have great tolerance for persons of color who deliberately set out to fool our white folks.”Our white folks are very easily fooled. Being so simple about race, why shouldn’t they be? . . . since they are prejudiced, there’s no harm in fooling the devil, is there? . . . Most colored folks think that as long...
  • Revealed: Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University for … discriminating against her because she’s white

    06/15/2015 2:20:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2015 | AllahPundit
    This was in 2002, before the “transition.” According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” She alleged that Smith and other school officials improperly blocked her appointment to a teaching assistant post, rejected her application for a post-graduate instructorship, and denied her scholarship aid while she was a student.The court opinion also noted that Dolezal claimed that the university’s decision to remove some of her artworks from a February 2001 student exhibition was “motivated by a discriminatory purpose to favor African-American students over” her.As detailed in the court...
  • March 3, 2015: Local NAACP president stands up against racist threats

    06/15/2015 2:43:36 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Gannett's KREM ^ | March 3, 2015 | Shawn Chitnis
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The President of the Spokane NAACP received a racist package that included death threats in February. Spokane City leaders said the package arrived not long after resident of Millwood found KKK flyers in their driveways. Officials said the package contained pictures of a gun pointed toward the camera, pictures of lynchings and references to local cases involving race. The documents were signed "War Pig Retired."
  • MSNBC Host Weighs in On Rachel Dolezal With a ‘Stupid’ Remark That’s Backfiring Big Time [Video]

    06/15/2015 10:55:13 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 82 replies
    IJReview ^ | June 14, 2015 | Justen Charter
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry shared her thoughts about the Rachel Dolezal story with one of her guests. Perry said: “But is it possible that she might actually be black? The best way that I know how to describe this and I want to be very careful here. Because I don’t want to say it’s equivalent to the transgender experience. But there is a useful language in trans and cis, which is to just to say some of us are born cis-gendered, some of us are born trans-gendered. But I wonder can it be that one would be cis-black...
  • Rachel Dolezal, Accused of Pretending to Be Black, Resigning NAACP Post

    06/15/2015 9:06:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 231 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-15-2015 | NBC News
    Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP chapter president who was accused of pretending to be black, said Monday that she would step down.
  • White NAACP president speaks out; doesn’t ‘give two sh**s’ what anyone thinks

    06/14/2015 8:14:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 135 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Carmine Sabia
    Rachel Dolezal, the white NAACP chapter president in Spokane, Washington, is firing back against critics who have questioned her racial identity. Dolezal gave an interview Friday to Sky News in which she slammed her detractors. “What would you say to those who are questioning your ethnicity?” a reporter asked. “What I’d say to them is, you know, ‘I don’t give two s***s what you guys think, you know? You are so far done and out of my life,” she said.
  • YOU THINK BEING TRANS-BLACK IS BAD, RACHEL DOLEZAL? WAIT TILL YOU HEAR ABOUT MY PROBLEM…

    06/14/2015 9:26:07 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/2015 | James Delingpole
    I was born an 18th century Duke with a vast estate, a stable of two dozen hunters, a bevy of mistresses, a summer “nooky house”, more estates in the West Indies (where I can assure you that the workers are all very happy with their lot and address me cheerfully as “Massa Duke, Sir”), a beautiful if slightly remote wife who is related to the King, lots of paintings (especially of me) by Gainsborough and Reynolds, yet I am trapped in the body of a middle-class, middle-aged journalist in ugly, pointless, 21st century Britain. And it is HELL, I tell...
  • This May Be One of the ‘Best Political Photos’ Ever Because of the Book Rachel Dolezal is Holding

    06/14/2015 10:11:13 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 71 replies
    Int'l Jewish Review ^ | 13 JUN 2015 | Lyke Becker, via Jona Goldberg
    White NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal has already had her share of fascinating moments during her brief national whirlwind of irony. After being outed as “white,” she became the subject of a top-trending Twitter hashtag #AskRachel, as well as countless memes. It’s not completely clear if this should be added to the colossal list of already famous memes, or if it is one of those things that should have tipped us off that the Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter head was not all she was ‘blacked up to be.’ National Review Online’s Jonah Goldberg tweeted this out:
  • NAACP Leader in Race Cover-Up Moonlights as ‘Ethnic Hair Stylist’

    06/14/2015 10:55:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14, 2015 | Emmett Burg and Laura Italiano
    How does she hair-do it? She does it herself! Embattled Spokane, Wash. NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is an “ethnic hair stylist” who’s been doing her own — and, for a price, other people’s hair — for years, The Post has learned. That’s how Dolezal has been able to toggle effortlessly from Afro, to dreds, and back to Afro again, say those who know her in Spokane.
  • Rachel Dolezal's appearance is 'blackface,' brother says

    06/14/2015 11:07:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/14/15 | Ray Sanchez and Ben Brumfield
    (snip) It wasn't until around 2007, her parents said, that Dolezal began identifying herself more with the African-American community, according to her mother. Her parents say Rachel Dolezal "has chosen to distance herself from the family." According to court documents obtained by CNN, Rachel Dolezal's adopted brother, Izaiah -- who is black -- sought emancipation from Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal in 2010. The adopted brother, now 21, said the Dolezals used "physical forms of punishment" and had sent his brother and sister away to group homes because they didn't cooperate with the couple's religion and rules. 'Slap in the face'...
  • Rachel Dolezal Once Told A Student She Did Not Look Hispanic Enough For A Class Activity

    06/14/2015 1:06:20 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6-12-2015 | Tamerra Griffin,Tasneem Nashrulla
    Former students from Eastern Washington and Howard Universities told BuzzFeed News about their classroom encounters with Rachel Dolezal, who taught courses in Africana studies and studio art. Rachel Dolezal once did not let a student participate in a class activity about race and culture because she did not appear Hispanic enough, the student told BuzzFeed News on Friday. Dolezal, president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP, gained notoriety Thursday when her parents disclosed that she has been passing herself off as black for years. The revelation has prompted questions about the other aspects of Dolezal’s life, including claims...
  • Race imposters and identity politics

    06/14/2015 4:10:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 14, 2015 | Anthony Furey
    The Rachel Dolezal story has got to be the top tale of 2015 so far. It so perfectly exemplifies where North America is at right now culturally. You’ve probably never heard of Dolezal before. But her story reads like a headline from the fake news site The Onion. Except it’s not fake. Here’s the Buzzfeed headline: “A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say.” Dolezal is the president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She also teaches African-American culture at Eastern Washington University. Then in...
  • Rachel Dolezal Postpones Meeting to Discuss Her Race

    06/14/2015 4:14:06 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2015 | ABC News
    Rachel Dolezal, the president of Spokane, Washington's NAACP chapter, has postponed Monday's monthly NAACP membership meeting, where she had planned to make a statement regarding the "questions and assumptions swirling in national and global news about my family, my race, my credibility, and the NAACP." Dolezal said in an emailed statement today: "Due to the need to continue discussion with regional and national NAACP leaders, tomorrow's meeting is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time." "There are many layers to this situation," Dolezal said in her original statement, sent...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Blasts Rachel Dolezal’s Parents For Her Scandal

    06/14/2015 4:25:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jun 13, 2015 | Sonya Eskridge
    Rev. Al Sharpton is questioning why Rachel Dolezal’s parents chose to out her for faking her racial identity now of all times. The Black community was really shocked to find out that the president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter was pretending to be a Black woman. This information was new to us, but this was really nothing new for her family. Despite what Rachel’s done during her tenure at the NAACP, and the lengths she’s gone to to make everyone believe that she’s a Black woman, Al told TMZ that her parents are really the only ones to blame for...
  • Rachel Dolezal: Her Parents “Outed” Her Because Of Her Brother’s Child Molestation Charge

    06/14/2015 4:27:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jun 14, 2015 | Angela Bronner Helm
    And so the plot thickens. If anyone wondered why Rachel Dolezal’s family chose to out her as white last week, Dolezal suggests it is because of a sex assault charge against Dolezal’s older brother, and a plan by her parents to damage her credibility, according to the New York Daily News. Apparently, Rachel had been assisting a victim who had accused her biological (i.e. white) older brother of child molestation in Colorado, and previously suggested the timing of her Montana-based parents’ media interviews about her performative racial identity was connected to the case. The News reports that Joshua Dolezal, 39,...
  • Let’s Enjoy the Best Rachel Dolezal Jokes While We Await the Hot Takes

    06/14/2015 4:41:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jessica Roy
    When news broke last night that the president of Spokane's NAACP chapter Rachel Dolezal is actually a white woman who's been pretending for years to be black, Twitter erupted into a cacophony of outrage, disbelief, and — best of all — jokes. While we prepare for the impending storm of hot takes — and, as activist Deray McKesson put it, some actually interesting essays exploring "performative blackness, appropriation as reality, and the white gaze" — let's take a moment to enjoy the humor in this before it's considered too mean. For instance, Dolezal's Twitter handle is literally @HarlmRenaissanc. You can't...