At this point Rachel Dolezal is trolling us. After being exposed as not a black woman, she has start­ed installing braids and weaves for a liv­ing, become an Insta­gram weave mod­el, writ­ten a book about her life, giv­en birth to a son and named him after Langston Hugh­es, legal­ly adapt­ed a new Niger­ian name and repeat­ed­ly alleged she is on the brink of home­less­ness. She reports many of these things direct­ly to the media, seem­ing not to under­stand that, at this point, many peo­ple just do not care.

And still black apol­o­gists for Dolezal exist, insist­ing that ‘she was just try­ing to do good for black folks’, total­ly ignor­ing that she was caught in the first place for lying to the media about hate crimes, and had a his­to­ry of this kind of f*ckery — like when she unsuc­cess­ful­ly sued Howard Uni­ver­si­ty for ‘black on white’ dis­crim­i­na­tion.

In 2002, Dolezal unsuc­cess­ful­ly sued Howard Uni­ver­si­ty for dis­crim­i­na­tion based on “race, preg­nan­cy, fam­i­ly respon­si­bil­i­ties and gen­der, as well as retal­i­a­tion”. Her law­suit alleged that she was denied schol­ar­ship funds, a teach­ing assis­tant posi­tion and oth­er oppor­tu­ni­ties, because she is a white woman. She also alleged that the removal of her art­work from a stu­dent exhi­bi­tion at Howard in 2001 “was moti­vat­ed by a dis­crim­i­na­to­ry pur­pose to favor African-Amer­i­can stu­dents” over her. Her law­suit claimed that Howard was “per­me­at­ed with dis­crim­i­na­to­ry intim­i­da­tion, ridicule, and insult”.

For­mer col­leagues of Dolezal at both East­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­si­ty and the NAACP have come for­ward with insight into the kind of per­son she was, pro­vid­ing writer Luvvie Ajayi with copies of sev­er­al cringe­wor­thy inter­ac­tions as well as accounts of her behav­ior, which includ­ed hit­ting on black stu­dent ath­letes, and scour­ing stu­dents for being ‘not dark’ or ‘not black enough’. 

Hope­ful­ly this can help put an end to the Dolezal cap­ing.

Ladies, what are your thoughts on the tea thread?

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­liste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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I don’t see what the prob­lem is… if she wants to be black, let her! lol


Meh, it’s not that deep to me. I know plen­ty of black peo­ple who try to pass for white, same with His­pan­ics and asians. Ok so one (delu­sion­al) white lady got called out. She got called out and lost her job. Let’s move on. Why keep beat­ing this dead horse?


Affir­ma­tive Action is not hard to explain, I don’t see why he need­ed help with that. And if I was him, I’d be embar­rassed to ask those ques­tions. He has no busi­ness teach­ing such a class.
Just some­thing I noticed

Shareena Clarke
I seri­ous­ly don’t mind Racheal Doziel claim­ing that she’s black. Why? I know many Asain and black peo­ple who are trans racial like her and con­sid­er them­selves white. One of them being a direc­tor at my work place. Also there are so many peo­ple who are racist towards black peo­ple and here is a woman who finds black peo­ple so beau­ti­ful, that she has begun iden­ti­fy­ing as black. That includes endur­ing racial slurs and oth­er forms of prej­u­dice. How many non-black peo­ple would do that? Loads of non-black peo­ple who love black cul­ture and would nev­er stick up for black… Read more »

Tran­sra­cial?! is that what we are call­ing self-hate now?

Tran­sra­cial? Genet­i­cal­ly, our DNA tells the sto­ry. Con­cep­tu­al­ly, one may rep­re­sent them­selves in any way they like. How­ev­er, they may come up against the PEOPLE, the tribe whose roots are genet­i­cal­ly a fact and who have had the expe­ri­ence of liv­ing as a mem­ber of the tribe. That said, our DNA shows how racial­ly mixed we all are, so I guess any­one can choose the part of them­selves with which they most iden­ti­fy and live that iden­ti­ty cul­tur­al­ly. Bira­cials, like myself, might choose to iden­ti­fy with one or the oth­er par­ent and often do, but I am not going to… Read more »

I agree with Sha­reena Clarke

La Bandita

Your reply is ri dic cu lous.…


There is real­ly some­thing wrong with her. Either she is so caught up in her own priv­i­lege that it has made her delu­sion­al (like a cer­tain pres­i­dent we know) or she tru­ly is men­tal­ly ill and needs to be insti­tu­tion­al­ized. Many insti­tu­tion­al­ized peo­ple are not vio­lent against them­selves or oth­ers but exhib­it behav­ior that makes them far removed from real­i­ty.


I don’t like Rachel Dolezel either, but this arti­cle seems fake. Pro­fes­sors don’t talk/write like that. And those “receipts” could have been any­body.


Keep in mind, these aren’t “pro­fes­sors.” These are grad stu­dents or adjuncts that are usu­al­ly ages 22–28. Trust me, we talk like that lol. I have a whole thread of oth­er adjucts where we just shoot the shit and talk at each oth­er.


Ms Dolezaz is real­ly piti­ful. Like she’s real­ly messed up


Delu­sion­al is her mid­dle name not Rachel Luther what­not…

Destiny Parker

The tea is HOT girl.

Devyn H Taylor

the sweet­est tea I’ve sipped in a while…