Race of Rachel Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP, comes under question
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Race of Rachel Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP, comes under question
Quote:(CNN)The race of one of the most prominent faces in Spokane, Washington's black community is under question after her estranged mother claimed she is white but is "being dishonest and deceptive with her identity."

Rachel Dolezal, 37, is the head of the local chapter of the NAACP and has identified herself as at least partly African-American. But her Montana birth certificate says she was born to two parents who say they are Caucasian. The parents shared that document and old photos with CNN.

"We are her birth parents," Lawrence Dolezal told CNN on Friday. "We do not understand why she feels it's necessary to misrepresent her ethnicity."

CNN tried to reach Rachel Dolezal for comment by emailing and calling her, but was unsuccessful. The Spokane Spokesman-Review. newspaper reported, though, that she has framed the controversy surrounding her racial identity in the context of litigation over guardianship of her adopted brother.

According to court documents obtained by CNN, Rachel Dolezal's adopted brother, 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.

The adopted brother wanted to live with Rachel Dolezal "in a multiracial household where black culture is celebrated and I have a connection to the black community," the court papers said. The papers did not specify Rachel Dolezal's race.

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I wonder if this is an effect of children being raised in multiracial households.
2015 Jun 13 01:44
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RE: Race of Rachel Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP, comes under question
On leftist double standards.

Quote:If Rachel Dolezal Isn’t Black, How Is Caitlyn Jenner A Woman?

Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, a professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University, was outed earlier this week by her parents as being white.

In what has to be one of the more bizarre news stories of 2015, Dolezal pretended for years to be black. Social media accounts posted pictures of a black man who she said was her father (he’s not). She regularly wrote about her black son Izaiah (he’s actually her adopted brother).

It also appears as though she repeatedly lied about being the victim of race-based hate crimes. She claims to have been the victim of at least nine separate hate crimes.

As you might expect, this story has gotten a lot of attention, namely because Dolezal isn’t black. She’s white. Very white. According to her parents, her heritage is primarily German and Czech. Naturally, people are a bit shocked that a white person would so brazenly pretend to be black for so many years.

There seems to be little argument, on both the Right and Left, that Dolezal appears to have some serious psychological issues to sort out. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post tweeted that he agreed that she is “mentally disturbed“:

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Wait, wait? How can anyone with even the most tenuous grip on reality possibly argue that Jenner, who’s undergone zero surgery (not that that can change one’s chromosomes, which are entirely responsible for determining one’s sex), is not pretending to be a woman? How can you not see the glaring similarities between Jenner’s shtick and Dolezal’s? Nearly overnight, it would appear that the long-standing ideas of race as a social construct and gender as a biological construct have been flipped on their heads.

In a 2013 essay for The Atlantic, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates explained the social, not biological, foundation of race in the modern age:

Our notion of what constitutes “white” and what constitutes “black” is a product of social context. It is utterly impossible to look at the delineation of a “Southern race” and not see the Civil War, the creation of an “Irish race” and not think of Cromwell’s ethnic cleansing, the creation of a “Jewish race” and not see anti-Semitism. There is no fixed sense of “whiteness” or “blackness,” not even today.

He makes a great point. We know precisely the definition of male (an X and a Y chromosome) and female (two X chromosomes)–or at least we did before society lost its collective mind–but is it possible to give a precise, quantifiable definition of black or white? Coates argues that you can’t, because so much of it depends on the social and historical context of a given culture:

Race is no more dependent on skin color today than it was on “Frankishness” in Emerson’s day. Over history of race has taken geography, language, and vague impressions as its basis.

Which brings us right back to Rachel Dolezal. She’s no hero. She’s a fraud, and likely one in need of serious mental help. She deliberately lived out a charade. At least in this instance, society seems to recognize that you cannot change who you are merely by playing dress-up and declaring that white is now black.

There will be no reality shows for Rachel Dolezal. No prime-time interviews. No photo-shopped magazine covers. Nobody will declare that Dolezal is brave, courageous, or worthy of being placed on a pedestal as a heroine. She will not be lauded by ESPN during its annual gala. There will be no Arthur Ashe Courage Awards given to Rachel Dolezal.

This is America in 2015, and the Dolezal and Jenner cases teach a valuable lesson about media relations: if you want to be celebrated for identity fraud, stick with gender and leave the race card at home.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/12/if-r...r-a-woman/
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Not in haunts of marble chill,
Temples drear where ancients trod,—
Nay, in oaks on woody hill
Lives and moves the German God.

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[Image: sanja_dole_al_233689S1.jpg]

This is Sanja Doležal, an african-croatian singer. Big Grin Big Grin

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Dolezal sounds like a prescription-only analgetic.


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Temples drear where ancients trod,—
Nay, in oaks on woody hill
Lives and moves the German God.

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RE: Race of Rachel Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP, comes under question
Doležal is also quite common surname among Czechs.

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America... Big Grin

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"lived in a teepee", "Czech, German, and a little Native American"...

http://stuffwhitepeopledo.blogspot.com.b...bloo​d.html

The parents:
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Hank "Buffalo Soldier" Przmeslavovich Dolezal and Ruthanne "Yellow Crow" neé Hankelstrompfenkninkel.

The daughter (centre):
[Image: uptown-officers-in-blackface.jpe]
Rachel "Shitting Bull" Dolezal

"And now if a whole nation fell into that? In such a case, I answer, infallibly they will return out of it. For life is no cunningly-devised deception or self deception, it is a great truth that thou art alive, that thou hast desires, necessities: neither can these subsist and satisfy themselves on delusions, but on fact. To fact, depend on it, we shall come back: to such fact, blessed or cursed, as we have wisdom for."
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(2015 Jun 13 17:40)Mylene Wrote:  Doležal is also quite common surname among Czechs.

I think it actually is a Czech surname. Smile

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RE: Race of Rachel Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP, comes under question
You couldn't make it up. Fucks about with a few black people, then claims she's black and tans her skin, changes her looks to be more stereotypically African looking (like a less offensive version of blackface...) and preaches against her own race.
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RE: Race of Rachel Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP, comes under question
Reminds me of this bit from a couple of years ago.

Confirmed: Far Left Loon Elizabeth Warren Is No Indian – She Lied …Update: Native Indians Demand Warren Back Up Claim

Read more: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/05/...z3dCzr0tzO

Elizabeth Warren is a Congresswoman and a possible presidential candidate ftr.

These self-loathing white progressives are positively vile creatures.

You goddamn communist heathen, you had best sound off that you love the Virgin Mary... or I'm gonna stomp your guts out!
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