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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    The Duggars are happy this crazy woman showed up. Same as Tim Hunter. Wonder who we will get next week.
    Isn't it amazing how something is front and center for days....and then some other freaky incident happens and you never hear about the other story again?
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Dolezal holds an MFA, and it's not in creative writing. She isn't qualified to lecture on poetry, period. (She was using the poetry only as a platform, and I understand this.)

    And she is a Caucasian woman who wears a "black-looking" style with "black-looking" hair. She has no idea at all what it's like to be a little black girl and to experience what women of color do, particularly if they reject artificial standards of Caucasian-defined beauty. No clue at all, and she has some nerve posing as someone who does.
    I saw something this morning, I actually think it was Fox and Friends, anyway they showed a clip of her giving a video interview to a student who was doing a senior project. In the interview this dumb ass said how hard it was to be a black woman in Spokane, and among other things she said it was hard to decide when to use your EBT card to buy groceries when white customers are around. Not kidding. As if her lies weren't bad enough, but that is actually a slap to black women in Spokane. EBT cards?
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Isn't it amazing how something is front and center for days....and then some other freaky incident happens and you never hear about the other story again?
    And so goes the well known 15 minutes of fame.

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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Dolezal holds an MFA, and it's not in creative writing. She isn't qualified to lecture on poetry, period. (She was using the poetry only as a platform, and I understand this.)

    And she is a Caucasian woman who wears a "black-looking" style with "black-looking" hair. She has no idea at all what it's like to be a little black girl and to experience what women of color do, particularly if they reject artificial standards of Caucasian-defined beauty. No clue at all, and she has some nerve posing as someone who does.
    Agreed, she cannot know what it is like to be a little black girl and have the experience of tending her own hair. I remember when the local doctor and his wife adopted a baby who turned out to be half-black. They were unaware of that when they adopted, but the new mother made the comment that she "couldn't stand the baby's hair." So, yes, I can see that there is a big difference. That little girl, is grown now, and is stunningly beautiful. And, yes, she adopted what you call Caucasian-defined beauty standards. She's fairly light-skinned and now you've got me wondering whether she puts her race as "black" or "white" on job and college applications.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    As an American black, I'm fine with her "becoming" black.

    I mean seriously, my grandmother looks more "white" than she does.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I saw something this morning, I actually think it was Fox and Friends, anyway they showed a clip of her giving a video interview to a student who was doing a senior project. In the interview this dumb ass said how hard it was to be a black woman in Spokane, and among other things she said it was hard to decide when to use your EBT card to buy groceries when white customers are around. Not kidding. As if her lies weren't bad enough, but that is actually a slap to black women in Spokane. EBT cards?
    I watched some of Fox and Friends, saw Sharpton defending her while shaming her parents for being honest.
    They also reported that this woman has been offered a TV reality show. Move over Duggers meet Dolezal.

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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Ok, so now my two cents, as if anyone cases....

    She lost me at...The blatant lies and falsehoods, and continued to perpetuate the lie in the face of clear unequivocal evidence to the contrary.

    What do I think about "transracial"? Don't care she lied.

    What do I think about her childhood? Don't care she lied.

    The sad part about all of this is that she will profit from all of this, in self-aggrandizement and, at the very least, the book deal and speaking engagements she will profit from.

    She's done nothing to deserve it.

    She is a "social justice warrior" who lied to make her point. While the issues that her situation reveals are real, she doesn't deserve to be the poster child for them.

    /rant off
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Nuttier than a fruitcake.

    I predict that we'll hear more from this person.
    I see a movie in the immediate future. The big question is who gets to portray Ms Dolezal?

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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I watched some of Fox and Friends, saw Sharpton defending her while shaming her parents for being honest.
    They also reported that this woman has been offered a TV reality show. Move over Duggers meet Dolezal.
    Sharpton is a ****ing idiot so it's not a surprise to read this. Of course he wants to shame her parents. That's the way idiots think.

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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I see a movie in the immediate future. The big question is who gets to portray Ms Dolezal?
    I have blonde hair and freckles. I'm a little older than she is, but I don't see why I can't audition.
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