Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ex-NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, center, Spokane's newly-elected NAACP president, smiles as she meets with Joseph M. King, of King's Consulting, left, and Scott Finnie, director and senior professor of Eastern Washington University's Africana Education Program, before the start of a Black Lives Matter Teach-In on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, at EWU, in Cheney, Wash. Dolezal's family members say she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)
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FILE- In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash. 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, File
In this photo taken July 24, 2009, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in coeur d'alene, Idaho. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The woman who resigned as head of a NAACP chapter after her parents said she is white said Tuesday that she started identifying as black around age 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon, and "takes exception" to the contention that she tried to deceive people. 

Rachel Dolezal said on NBC's "Today" show that some of the discussion about her has been "viciously inhumane."

Asked by Matt Lauer if she is an "an African-American woman," Dolezal said: "I identify as black."
Dolezal's career as a civil rights activist in the Pacific Northwest crumbled in the past few days.
She resigned Monday as president of the Spokane, Washington, branch of the NAACP, lost her position as a part-time African studies instructor at a local university, was fired as a freelance newspaper columnist and is being investigated by city Ethics Commission over whether she lied about her race on her application when she landed an appointment to Spokane's police oversight board.

The furor has touched off national debate over racial identity and divided the NAACP itself. The civil rights organization has said that leadership jobs don't require a person to be black.
Dolezal, a 37-year-old woman with a light brown complexion and dark curly hair, graduated from historically black Howard University and was married to a black man. For years, she publicly described herself as black or partly black.
The uproar that led to her resignation began last week after Dolezal's parents said their daughter is white with a trace of Native American heritage. They produced photos of her as a girl with fair skin and straight blond hair.
"I really don't see why they're in such a rush to whitewash some of the work I have done, who I am, how I have identified," she said Tuesday.

Asked when she started "deceiving people," she replied, "I do take exception to that."
Shown a photo of herself with a much lighter complexion in her youth, she said: "I certainly don't stay out of the sun." But she added, "I also don't ... put on blackface as a performance."
"I have a huge issue with blackface," she said. "This is not some freak 'Birth of a Nation' mockery blackface performance. This is a very real, connected level. ... I've had to actually go there with the experience, not just the visible representation, but with the experience."

She said published accounts described her first as "transracial," then "biracial," then as "a black woman."
"I never corrected that," she conceded, adding that "it's more complex than being true or false in that particular instance."
Dolezal said that she told people that a black friend was her father because that's how she thinks of him.
Her sons are supportive, she said: One told her he views her as culturally black and racially "human."
Dolezal's parents denied that their daughter identified as black from a young age.

"No, that is a fabrication," Ruthanne Dolezal said in an interview with her husband on Fox News on Tuesday.
Asked about Dolezal's claim that she thought of a black family friend as her father, Larry Dolezal said: "That hurts deeply because for over 20 years Rachel fondly referred to me as 'Papa.'"
The Dolezals said they have not spoken to their daughter for more than two years.
"We are very alarmed at the level of dishonesty that Rachel is exhibiting," Ruthanne Dolezal said.

Let's hear from our in-house expert  Mr. Humble :

The lies just never quit. She states she started identifying as a black at age 5. No way she remembers that. I guess she was identifying as black all her young years when she was blonde. She used the system to get extra points from on her SAT by lying, She got a government job by lying, she is simply a pathological liar.

She forgot to mention that she also "identifies" with being white and with being native American.....according to some of her past paperwork and one lawsuit. (Personally, I identify with being the best golfer in the world.)  No one else believes that BS. What Rachel really should identify with is being a first class idiot. Now that is something we all can believe in!

Get over it !Please, lets just call it what it is. " She lied for her own personal gain " period. Most likely she lied on her resume, her job apps, her application for college, and in countless other areas where it would benefit her to be black. No different than if you or I lied and got caught, she needs to pay the price and let's be done with her. Instead, she will gain financially from her lies. This is the bigger injustice !!!  She will get a book deal, a movie deal, and become a national speaker on "the life as a black through the eyes of a white"! Why? Simply because the media will give her lies a platform. So she lied, millions do everyday. Shame on those that did not validate her lies in the past and hired her based solely on her claims. Yes she lied more than most, but she is simply a liar. Let her get on with her life and live with the results of being caught in a lie.
Get over it !
Just my humble opinion


  1. Witchy,
    Must be nice to be white and enjoy all the benefits of being black.
    She did this to reap all the benefits of being black, free schooling and job preferential treatment. She is a racist fraud. Pay back all the money you got under false pretenses you lying phoney.

    Most of the black people in America are Americans. There are no African-Americans, just like there are no Mexican-Americans, French-Americans, Australian-Americans, Norwegian-Americans, or Irish-Americans. If you were born in this country, you're an American "PERIOD". If you want to identify with another country culturally, fine, but hyphenating who we are causes nothing but division. Get rid of the titles once and for all, and let's get on with life.

    My wife is 5'7" but she identify with tall people....but that doesn't make her tall and she will never be able to relate to the experience of a tall person any more than she can understand the black experience, Latino experience, Asian experience, etc. A gallon of tanning lotion does not change your DNA.

    I agree with Mr. Humble 100%.
    Ardis Whittin

    1. Howdy Ardis,
      I think Rachel Dolezal is a whore mongrel bitch dog, she was only there for what she could get.There are lots of benefits blacks can have if they qualify for them and she was the right place to get them .She do a lot of double talk and says nothing ,
      Rachel also have a very shady past if you get my drift.

      Nita told me you and your wife may through on your way to Texas or come up from Mississippi.
      Good to see you and give Kathy a hug for all her help .
      See you later gator .

  2. I agree with Mr Humble and with Mr Whittin,
    I don't understand how she got away with it for so long. Her parents are patently white, but from what I heard, she is even denying they are her biological parents. The trouble with lying is that you have to think up a second lie to cover the first and another to support the second etc., ad infinitum.
    She deserved to be exposed. However, she will definitely sell her story and the money will go a long way to healing her public humiliation.
    Friendly neighborhood Genie.

    1. Howdy PIC,
      | also agree with them .
      I understand how she got away with it... tanning beds /lotion , there are some very light complexion blacks and some have very straight hair ...I know of some up North that's passing for white. For better jobs and a better life .
      I hope she is made to pay back the money and only find minor jobs ,,,,,,,,have a good one.
      Witchy with the turbo broom