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?