Black People Politics : NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal Speaks Out: 'I Do Consider Myself to Be Black'

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  1. Black Cypher

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    Rachel Dolezal is a very sick woman. Her inability to tell the truth, her delusional fantasy of being a black woman and her penchant for hyperbole and outright lies was the silver lining of her dysfunctional life and mindset...
     
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    All Rachel Dolezal Did Was Show That Race and Identity Are Complicated

    ... Perhaps it’s because of my background that I find the latest chapters of the Rachel Dolezal saga so interesting. For as bizarre as her story sounds, Rachel’s story highlights how complex and malleable “identity” really is ...

    http://observer.com/2017/04/all-rachel-dolezal-did-was-show-that-race-and-identity-are-complicated/

    All Rachel Dolezal Did Was Show That Race and Identity Are Complicated

    You may remember Dolezal as the white woman who spent her life representing herself as African-American (some would say pretending to be black).
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    Peace,

    Here's the thing. This whole "social construct" talk has been around for at least 15-20 years. It caught on big time in the social science community. White people who appear to want to put some distance between themselves and the evil that whites have historically committed in the name of "whiteness" are quick to fall on that "social construct" talk. Rachel Dolezal has taken it to the next level........ when asked about her racial background she doesn't give the typical social construct answer, i.e. "I don't have any race." Instead she has upgraded the typical answer to, "I identify as black." This is hardly psychosis...... she's merely trying to find a perceived out that has been available for years.

    While I disagree entirely that blackness is purely a mental aspect of an individual (there is also a biological factor), I do see where she's going. It's called escapism.

    What I tell white people in this frame of mind is to stop trying to escape the responsibility of your ancestor's crimes, take one for the team if you really down for the cause, and go among your own to be a witness for the crimes of their people. Expose the lies that have been taught to everyone and teach that black people are not the beasts that whites have taught the world we are.

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    Race and identity are as complicated as white people have made it.

    They decided "color" would be a person's race and so now when they tan themselves, they can "choose" to be black or mexican or middle eastern. :lol:

    (But when a black person has vitiligo or is albino, they still can't be irish or russian or german.:11100:)

    The thing is, race has noting to do with skin color and everything to do with heritage, tribal origins, bloodline descent. While we all come from one source, that source was over time separated, branching off into particular and unique cultures and identities that still apply.

    So you cannot just adopt other people's tribe on a whim. For black Americans who keep trying to embrace this lady as their own, speak for yourselves, and stop telling the rest who they have to accept as their brother or sister.
     
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    'White privilege' shows up in new profile of Rachel Dolezal, who identifies as black

    If you haven't tired of hearing about Rachel Dolezal—the woman who was born white but now identifies as black— Ijeoma Oluo has penned "The Heart of Whiteness," a new piece for the Stranger that Jezebel calls "so good we never have to think about [Dolezal] again."

    Oluo flew out to Spokane, Wash., to interview Dolezal, who just published a new memoir and now calls herself Nkechi Amare Diallo, a fact that rubs Oluo the wrong way (Nkechi is her Nigerian-born sister's name) before they even meet ...

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/2...e-rachel-dolezal-who-identifies-as-black.html

    'White privilege' shows up in new profile of Rachel Dolezal, who identifies as black

    A writer flew out to Spokane, Wash., to interview Dolezal, who just published a new memoir and now calls herself Nkechi Amare Diallo.
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    DOLEZAL'S 'TRANS BLACK' PASSING IS INDEFENSIBLE, AND IGNORES A PAINFUL PAST

    ... Dolezal’s use of “passing” to justify her identity makes a mockery of the serious and painful experiences of loss undergone by black people in highly racist societies.

    Though Dolezal also underwent an experience of loss and distance from her family, she created it herself, through lies and deceit. In Wicomb’s novel, historically white Marion considers how, why and if she should begin to identify herself as coloured ...


    http://www.newsweek.com/rachel-dole...rican-south-africa-racism-race-america-595668

    Dolezal's 'trans black' passing is indefensible, and ignores a painful past | Opinion

    Someone who refuses to listen to black voices about blackness, co-opts a painful history of passing and ignores the work of the civil rights movement.
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    In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Washington home. Dolezal is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black, Friday, June 12, 2015.COLIN MULVANY/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW VIA AP




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    LISTEN: Russian spies and Rachel Dolezal
    On this episode of "The Chauncey DeVega Show": A "transracial" author and counterintelligence expert Naveed Jamali


    ... For more on Dolezal, watch this episode of “Salon Talks,” where Salon’s Alli Joseph interviews her about how her life and her career changed after she became a notorious public figure ...

    http://www.salon.com/2017/05/21/listen-russian-spies-and-rachel-dolezal/

    LISTEN: Russian spies and Rachel Dolezal

    On this episode of "The Chauncey DeVega Show": A "transracial" author and counterintelligence expert Naveed Jamali
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    Baltimore Book Festival cancels Rachel Dolezal appearance after backlash

    BALTIMORE–The Baltimore Book Festival announced Tuesday that it was removing from its lineup Rachel Dolezal, a controversial author who resigned from her position as an NAACP official after it was revealed that she was a white woman who was representing herself as black.

    ... "and after hearing from a cross-section of opinions on having Rachel Dolezal participate in this year's festival, we had to consider how her appearance may affect both the audience and the other extraordinary authors we have planned for the Baltimore Book Festival. For that reason, we believe it would be appropriate to remove Ms. Dolezal from the festival line up."...

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article153464414.html


    BY MARY CAROLE MCCAULEYThe Baltimore Sun


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    :facepalm: Talking about playing black face! In the real flesh :facepalm:


    A German White Woman With An Insane Chemical Tan Insists She Is Now “Black”

    Evidently, the transracial desperation—truly a puzzling mindset in and of itself—is real out in these streets. Shout out to Rachel Dolezal for setting the precedent for people to swap out the privilege their birth skin affords them and slip into minority races like a shiny new outfit; perhaps now would be good a time as any t0 connect with her sister in trans-race, Martina Adam, a German woman and “aspiring model” who has been turning heads all the way across the pond ...

    Vtdeo ... 7:00
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/german-white-woman-insane-chemical-142030843.html

    A German White Woman With An Insane Chemical Tan Insists She Is Now “Black”

    Rachel Dolezal, come get your kinfolk.
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    I can't.........
     
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