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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Well, sure. But there's a difference between being a starving artist and not being allowed to use the bathroom at the venue where you're performing.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Greetings Polgara.

    I don't think transgender and transracial are equivalent, but I'm sure the argument will be made.
    It's actually kind of fascinating. I was watching an interview on CNN today and the black guests were saying how you can't just choose to be black because you can't possibly have the same experiences and understanding of the prejudices of the past. Yet these same people figure that a man can be a woman just by taking some chems and going under the knife.

    This whole notion of "it's right because I feel like it's right" is pure insanity.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So the parents should have lied for her. Yes?
    Why were her parents involved at all?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    Sorry

    But the duty of parents stops at lying for their child regarding their race
    Was there a requirement that the parents talk to the media?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Was there a requirement that the parents talk to the media?
    Their daughter wrote them out of her life because she didn't want anyone to see her white parents.

    I'm guessing this is a desperation move to get their daughter back.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    It's actually kind of fascinating. I was watching an interview on CNN today and the black guests were saying how you can't just choose to be black because you can't possibly have the same experiences and understanding of the prejudices of the past. Yet these same people figure that a man can be a woman just by taking some chems and going under the knife.

    This whole notion of "it's right because I feel like it's right" is pure insanity.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    What exactly makes someone black?

    And keep in mind, we have MANY white Africans.
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    Re: Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP leader amid racial identity controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Their daughter wrote them out of her life because she didn't want anyone to see her white parents.

    I'm guessing this is a desperation move to get their daughter back.
    I don't think so. Rachel went her own way and painted them out of her life long ago. Her parents were contacted by a news outlet investigating hate crimes Dolezal had reported that didn't add up and were asked whether Rachel was their daughter.

    From KXLY in Idaho:

    That story was broken by veteran reporter Jeff Selle at the Coeur d'Alene Press, where his editors were worried that a rash of hate crimes Dolezal was reporting in Coeur d'Alene might not be legitimate. When Dolezal told police the same type of racial harassment was happening after she moved to Spokane, KXLY and the Coeur d'Alene Press decided to take a closer look.

    “I got all of the police reports she had filed in Coeur d'Alene, found out none of them were actually resolved and a lot of them were pretty curious,” Selle said.

    Selle was also curious about rumblings he had heard that Dolezal wasn't even African American, especially after she posted pictures of an African American man Dolezal claimed was her father.

    “We started finding all sorts of things that didn't add up. We laid it all out on a table and took a look at it and said we got a story here,” Selle said.

    ...Selle's work on this story helped set the record straight about someone who had made it seem North Idaho's hate crimes were making a comeback when they really are not.

    How the Coeur d'Alene Press broke the Dolezal story | North Idaho - KXLY.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    What exactly makes someone black?

    And keep in mind, we have MANY white Africans.
    No clue. Someone said in another thread that it could be considered fraud if you checked the wrong ethnicity/race on applications(federal aid, loans,college, etc), but I never heard exactly how they defined any particular ethnicity/race.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Why were her parents involved at all?
    Because they're her parents. The investigation was into the truths of her claims, including supposed hate crimes against her as a black woman in her younger days. Come on Ali, you know it's perfectly reasonable to check with the parents to verify something.
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