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    Default Spokane NAACP Pres. Outed as White Woman After Investigation

    http://www.dailydot.com/politics/nca...dolezal/?fb=dd
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    People were really fooled by some heavy bronzer and Kanekalon? iCan't. She didn't have to turn her life into a minstrel show if she was interested in Africana Studies, joining the NAACP, etc but I have a feeling that she's really just a con artist. She did a lot to maintain her facade while raising the stakes over the years (i.e., putting herself in positions of increased visibility and stature).

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    Surprising story in more ways than one. I think she has serious psychological issues in terms of who she is and where she comes from. It's kind of weird seeing self hate from this angle.
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    Default Re: Spokane NAACP Pres. Outed as White Woman After Investigation

    On one end, I'm saying to myself... damn, there isn't a one drop rule? Why can't Dolezeal be real? I'm unsure from a psychological aspect. Maybe she identifies with and passionate about the African American culture that she conducts herself like she's black because that's where she feels comfortable. I need to research to see if Dolezeal caused any damage posing because my only concern is her contributions. The identity issue is something she needs to resolve within herself.

    A media personality, Charlamane, raised an interest point. We're moving to a socially accepted society, recently accepting Caitlynn/Bruce; why can't we accept individuals that choose to be a different race? Folks can switch their gender. Why can't Dolezeal change her race? Personally, one can change whatever they choose... but a zebra can't change it's stripes. So do as one please... you are, what you are.

    The misrepresentation is a concern, but I'm analyzing the contributions towards the black culture. Does the good outweigh the bad. There's not too many white folks that will switch their identity and be an activist for black causes.

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    I'll accept this when a black person can lead the next klan rally or white brotherhood meeting -- without swinging from a rope.

    Ethically she lied by omission and needs to be fired. Unspoken or not, it's a large part of why she received her position; her ability to relate to her target population through lived experience from birth. No, not all African American experiences are the same but your perspective; even if lived as black for the past 8 years is a completely different lived experience from someone immersed in life as a black man or woman from birth.

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    I can't and I WON'T with this chick.

    She didn't have to fake being black to be an activist for black causes. There are white people, and other non-blacks, who do advocate for black people all the time.

    The funny (or sad) part about this mess is that when it all blows over, she can remove her weave (or let the curly perm grow out) and quit bronzing and go back to being a white woman, with all of her privilege still intact.

    Side note: Can her actions be considered "reverse passing?"
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    Default Re: Spokane NAACP Pres. Outed as White Woman After Investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by meagan22 View Post
    She would have fooled me. She was smart, she only tweeked what she already had. I give her points for choosing Michaela Angela Davis and Melissa Harris-Perry as her model to emulate.

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    A media personality, Charlamane, raised an interest point. We're moving to a socially accepted society, recently accepting Caitlynn/Bruce; why can't we accept individuals that choose to be a different race? Folks can switch their gender. Why can't Dolezeal change her race? Personally, one can change whatever they choose... but a zebra can't change it's stripes. So do as one please... you are, what you are.
    I really just can't with this false equivalence. She could have have done all of her work as a white woman, what she did is undermines the black social justice movement and give credibility to the notion that there is some benefit to being a minority. We would not be so kind if she was committing crimes with her black identity no matter how truly she felt black.


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    LOL @ the questions at #askrachel

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    Question of the month........Am I the only one on the planet who is not totally convinced that this woman is not black or half black?
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    I will walk back on something I wrote above : she looks like Awkward Black Girl's Boss Lady even she rocks the blond box braids. But with her kinky or curly wigs, she's convincingly black to me.

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