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Title: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Defend the Sacred on June 12, 2015, 10:41:28 pm
According to her parents, she's white. We see this all the time with pretendians, but white people this committed to passing as Black are kind of rare. I mean, lots of people who aren't Black misappropriate Black culture and style, but this is much more extreme. While her parents say it's possible they have a tiny bit of distant Native heritage, this woman is telling people she grew up in a tipi, hunting for food with a bow and arrows.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/claudiakoerner/a-civil-rights-leader-has-disguised-herself-as-black-for-yea#

"Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP and also chairs a city police oversight commission. Her parents also told BuzzFeed News that she is passing off her younger adopted black brother as her own son." 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHQN5jFUYAAW1OT.jpg)

Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Defend the Sacred on June 12, 2015, 10:56:55 pm
CNN video http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/12/us/washington-spokane-naacp-rachel-dolezal-identity/index.html

It's all over the press now.
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Autumn on June 13, 2015, 08:57:03 pm
What a mentally disturbed person she is to carry on that kind of pretense (I can't imagine what she goes through to get her hair to go from straight blonde to kinky dark!)  When she is questioned about it, she acts as all pretendians do, by saying "I don't give a s**t what you think".

Even though she has two white parents, she still says "I consider myself Black" (she doesn't like the term African American -- maybe because she has never been near Africa).  What a wacko!
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: AClockworkWhite on June 14, 2015, 02:05:27 am
I live for days like these. :D
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Epiphany on June 14, 2015, 06:26:27 pm
http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2015/06/nobody-went-huh-when-rachel-dolezal.html
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Epiphany on June 14, 2015, 08:17:46 pm
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Rachel Dolezal took real opportunity away from real black folks when she said that she was black (and Native American) in her application to be Chair of the city of Spokane’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission and also when she applied to be part-time professor at Eastern Washington University.

That’s stealing.  That’s not influence.  That’s not inspiration.


http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/12/fake-black-folks-fake-indians-and-allies-native-roots-rachel-dolezal-saga-160715 (http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/12/fake-black-folks-fake-indians-and-allies-native-roots-rachel-dolezal-saga-160715)

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Rachel also claims to be native, although she has not stated from what Tribal Nation she hails. In an interview with The Easterner, she says she was born in a Montana tipi in 1977, and that her family hunted for food with bows and arrows.

http://lastrealindians.com/rachel-dolezal-blackface-and-pretendians-by-ruth-hopkins/ (http://lastrealindians.com/rachel-dolezal-blackface-and-pretendians-by-ruth-hopkins/) (Above quote includes link to http://easterneronline.com/35006/eagle-life/a-life-to-be-heard/#sthash.1aUk3liU.u3KZkx5A.dpbs (http://easterneronline.com/35006/eagle-life/a-life-to-be-heard/#sthash.1aUk3liU.u3KZkx5A.dpbs))

All this info via http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2015/06/nobody-went-huh-when-rachel-dolezal.html (http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2015/06/nobody-went-huh-when-rachel-dolezal.html)
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Epiphany on June 14, 2015, 08:23:46 pm
Rachel Dolezal was born in a teepee in Montana. She grew up wearing moccasins and was planting seeds by the age of 3. (http://Rachel Dolezal was born in a teepee in Montana. She grew up wearing moccasins and was planting seeds by the age of 3.)

2012 article in Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living http://spokanecda.com/featured/a-radical-mongrel/ (http://spokanecda.com/featured/a-radical-mongrel/)
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Epiphany on June 15, 2015, 11:47:18 pm
Apparently she stated she was white in 2002

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/rachel-dolezal-discrimination-lawsuit-786451
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Diana on June 16, 2015, 01:05:31 am
She just stepped down as the Director of NAACP.
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: AClockworkWhite on June 16, 2015, 01:06:17 am
She just stepped down as the Director of NAACP.
VICTORY. And the truth shall set you free...
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Autumn on June 18, 2015, 03:56:04 pm
She just stepped down as the Director of NAACP.
VICTORY. And the truth shall set you free...

But she seems to have a huge problem with truth, so I don't know if it will set her free.

In one of her interviews, she admitted she had not been born in a teepee, saying that she really does not know where she was born and she has no proof her parents are her biological parents.  She also admitted she had used "creative non-fiction" to explain discrepancies in her stories over the years.  Now that's a new one -- creative non-fiction -- what in the heck is that?

She also said that when she took custody of her Black brother, that meant she needed to be Black, so does that mean that everyone who adopts a Black child (although from my understanding she is a "guardian" to the child, not an adoptive parent), that everyone who takes in a Black child to raise must become Black? 

IMHO, people who have "identity" issues, like people who claim Native American heritage where there is none, have some mental problems and should get therapy.  Just MHO!
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: AClockworkWhite on June 20, 2015, 03:46:56 pm
Usually, the truth is freedom... and the truth can be really ugly sometimes. And yes, she and the countless multitudes of pretendians and "transracial" people in this world need some serious help.
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: kahtboosted on June 20, 2015, 04:46:17 pm
I've read a couple of the news articles about this woman, and it seems like she had an interest in trying to 'help' black people throughout promoting certain causes and advocating for civil rights. But personally, I think someone may have an easier time fighting the white power structure as a white woman than as a black woman.
In many settings, especially academic, when you talk about supremacy, colonial tendencies, prejudice, or even something as simple as racist stereotypes, it has been my experience that there is often some clueless modern white woman around, who worships political-correct doctrine and will leap on any chance to try to call you 'racist' over something stupid. Many white men and women are so unreasonable they feel personally attacked if you even point something out about the power structure, etc. Well, at least whites would probably listen and respect her more advocating for the same things as a white woman. Just a thought on that.

One article also clarified that the term 'transracial' Doleval is trying to use is not a real term the way she tries to use it, because 'transracial' apparently is a term already reserved for people who were born/raised into a race different from their own (being raised by parents of the race and usually raised within said culture also). With the version Doleval is trying to invent, people could just basically say they are any race they want to be. Then ofcourse, the real experiences of such races will become meaningless and risk becoming misrepresented as something they arent. It'd be a big circus.
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: kahtboosted on June 21, 2015, 04:07:37 am
edit for the previous post, I was referring to 'adoptive parents' ofcourse. Apparently there is already a term of 'transracial' which has been used to refer to people raised by adoptive parents of a culture different from their own ethnicity's. So they are raised in the certain culture, and that includes even their home/family life, so naturally some of these people authentically feel like that is their own culture, even being verified by their family and the cultural community they were brought up in. The ones who feel that complete identification with the foreign culture/family they were raised in are the 'transracials' by a real meaning already used.
So, when Doleval said 'transracial', it is like she is now associating the word in the popular mind with something which it is not, with a delusional thing that is not a real term. All the while, authentic 'transracial' experiences are quite worth reading and hearing about, as they can show us alot about different cultural communities and provide various insights, etc.
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: ShadowDancer on February 25, 2017, 05:27:09 pm
Rachel Dolezal is in the news again. The Guardian has an interview with her on the eve of publication of her book,  In Full Color: Finding My Place In A Black And White World.

Rachel Dolezal: ‘I’m not going to stoop and apologise and grovel’ (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/25/rachel-dolezal-not-going-stoop-apologise-grovel)

The journalist, Decca Aitkenhead, seems a bit apologetic for her.  Not objective. Especially when noted at the bottom of the article the news site is selling the book.  Here are some quotes by the journalist.

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Dolezal finds herself in a curious catch-22. Nowadays we would not call someone who presents as a woman, but was registered a boy at birth, a liar. We would not blame her for any subterfuges she might have felt compelled to commit, or cite them as proof of her untrustworthiness. But because Dolezal is seen to have lied about her race, her credibility has been undermined in the eyes of the law. Her book contains many details about her family which she says help make sense of her story; but they have not been corroborated by them, so cannot be repeated here for fear that a libel court would reject them as the claims of a self-confessed liar.

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It’s possible that Dolezal’s story isn’t really about race at all. When Larry and Ruthanne exposed her, the humiliation and rejection “felt like reliving my childhood trauma on a global scale”, she says. Sometimes I wonder whether Dolezal is locked into a family psychodrama being played out through faith and race. Her description of the decision to begin a new life as a black woman sounds uncannily like being born again; her sons have been raised to regard white society with the same fearful suspicion she was taught to feel for the godless, in the bunker mentality of her Christian childhood.
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Sparks on February 25, 2017, 10:44:23 pm
Rachel Dolezal is in the news again. The Guardian has an interview with her …

The Guardian has quite a dossier on her, 27 articles so far: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/rachel-dolezal
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Piff on March 02, 2017, 06:46:33 pm
She has legally changed her name, it is now Nkechi Amare Diallo.

Dolezal, Rachel Anne  Old Name   Spokane County Dist   166060   10-07-2016

Diallo, Nkechi Amare  New Name   Spokane County Dist   166060   10-07-2016

(source: https://dw.courts.wa.gov/?fa=home.namesearchterms )

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Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who resigned amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black, has changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo.

Former NAACP leader: "I do consider myself to be black"
Court documents show a judge granted her request in October. Her new name has origins in Africa.

The former Dolezal has acknowledged that she is “Caucasian biologically” but says she identifies as black.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/former-naacp-leader-rachel-dolezal-takes-african-name/
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Laurel on March 03, 2017, 11:10:24 am
She has legally changed her name, it is now Nkechi Amare Diallo.

So she's not doubled but tripled down on her appropriation and entitlement.

Appallling. Infuriating. Obscene. She really has gone right off the deep end.

http://www.spin.com/2017/03/rachel-dolezal-name-change-nkechi-amare-diallo/
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Piff on March 04, 2017, 07:20:53 pm
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At Howard she had been introduced to the idea that racial identity was “an invention of human beings”; an arbitrary classification devised by colonial whites to justify their power and privilege. “It’s socially constructed as a world view, and people operate within it, but that also means that it can be reconstructed or deconstructed. And this was a great awakening for me, because it meant I wasn’t forced to own whiteness. It wasn’t like the honest thing to do is say, ‘I’m white’, because race is a social construct. And this gave me this great sense of internal freedom: I wasn’t actually all fucked up. I was actually on to something this whole time.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/25/rachel-dolezal-not-going-stoop-apologise-grovel

Her behavior is all about whiteness. Whiteness says she gets to take whatever she wants. She had a rough childhood (just as Little Grandmother and so many others claim about their own childhoods) so that supposedly means she can grab anything she wants. After all, she is the center of the universe. Entitled white privileged martyr.

I'm white and non-NDN. If I behaved as she is, I certainly would be "actually all fucked up".

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As many have said, Dolezal is likely mentally ill. That may excuse what she did regarding claims to a Black identity.

The lack of questioning of that born-in-a-tipi story, however, points to the need for children's books and media that accurately portray our lives in the past and the present so that people don't put forth stories like the one Dolezar did, and so that that those who hear that kind of thing question such stories.

https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2015/06/nobody-went-huh-when-rachel-dolezal.html
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Piff on April 21, 2017, 06:11:14 pm
The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black by Ijeoma Oluo

http://www.thestranger.com/features/2017/04/19/25082450/the-heart-of-whiteness-ijeoma-oluo-interviews-rachel-dolezal-the-white-woman-who-identifies-as-black

Excerpt:

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For a white woman who had grown up with only a few magazines of stylized images of blackness to imagine herself into a real-life black identity without any lived black experience, to turn herself into a black history professor without a history degree, to place herself at the forefront of local black society that she had adopted less than a decade earlier, all while seeming to claim to do it better and more authentically than any black person who would dare challenge her—well, it's the ultimate "you can be anything" success story of white America. Another branch of manifest destiny. No wonder America couldn't get enough of the Dolezal story.

Perhaps it really was that simple. I couldn't escape Rachel Dolezal because I can't escape white supremacy. And it is white supremacy that told an unhappy and outcast white woman that black identity was hers for the taking. It is white supremacy that told her that any black people who questioned her were obviously uneducated and unmotivated to rise to her level of wokeness. It is white supremacy that then elevated this display of privilege into the dominating conversation on black female identity in America. It is white supremacy that decided that it was worth a book deal, national news coverage, and yes—even this interview.
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Piff on January 08, 2019, 02:43:11 am

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Trial for former Rachel Dolezal set for March 4

The Associated Press

January 07, 2019

SPOKANE, Wash.

A March 4 trial date has been set in a welfare fraud case involving a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled in 2015 after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black.

Nkechi Diallo, formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, has pleaded innocent to the charges filed in Spokane County Superior Court.

The charges of welfare fraud are related to income she received from a book and other sources while also receiving some $8,800 in welfare benefits, prosecutors have said.

Judge Michelle Szambelan on Friday noted that the case had dragged since Diallo was arrested last May, and set the new trial date.

Diallo resigned as head of Spokane's NAACP chapter after it was revealed she was born to white parents in rural Montana.

https://www.theolympian.com/latest-news/article224018755.html

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Diallo is charged with first degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification and second degree perjury.

According to court documents, an investigator began looking into Rachel Dolezal when it was discovered she wrote a book and made public statements that she was receiving public assistance, according to court documents.

Between August 1, 2015 and November 30, 2017 she received public assistance when she was not entitled to it, according to court documents. Court documents claim she illegally received over $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in childcare assistance.

https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/spokane-county/nkechi-diallo-known-as-rachel-dolezal-booked-and-released-from-spokane-co-jail/293-569995150
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Sparks on January 08, 2019, 05:19:28 pm
https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/spokane-county/nkechi-diallo-known-as-rachel-dolezal-booked-and-released-from-spokane-co-jail/293-569995150

I just get this from that server. Anyone else getting the same message?:

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Access Denied
You don't have permission to access "http://www.krem.com/article/news/local/spokane-county/nkechi-diallo-known-as-rachel-dolezal-booked-and-released-from-spokane-co-jail/293-569995150" on this server.
Reference #18.670dd054.1546967904.4e571ed3

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Access Denied
You don't have permission to access "http://www.krem.com/" on this server.
Reference #18.670dd054.1546967719.4e55610e
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Diana on January 08, 2019, 06:54:24 pm
I can see it. That's strange you can't see it. Here's what it says.

Nkechi Diallo, known as Rachel Dolezal, booked and released from Spokane Co. Jail

A judge ordered Diallo to report to the jail for a booking photo and fingerprints before 5 p.m. on July 2.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Nkechi Diallo, also known as Rachel Dolezal, reported to the Spokane County Jail Monday afternoon.

A judge ordered Diallo to report to the jail for a booking photo and fingerprints before 5 p.m. on July 2.

Diallo was booked and released from the Spokane County Jail at 3:30 p.m. She had her fingerprints and booking photo taken.


Diallo is charged with first degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification and second degree perjury.

According to court documents, an investigator began looking into Rachel Dolezal when it was discovered she wrote a book and made public statements that she was receiving public assistance, according to court documents.

Between August 1, 2015 and November 30, 2017 she received public assistance when she was not entitled to it, according to court documents. Court documents claim she illegally received over $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in childcare assistance.

Her trial is set for September 10.
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Piff on January 09, 2019, 03:12:58 am
I can see that page too. Here is an archived version (usually without images or video) https://web.archive.org/web/20190107212233/https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/spokane-county/nkechi-diallo-known-as-rachel-dolezal-booked-and-released-from-spokane-co-jail/293-569995150

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Another article:


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Rachel Dolezal gets trial date for welfare fraud case
Brian Niemietz
By Brian Niemietz
Jan 06, 2019



This welfare fraud case is no black and white issue.

Former Washington state NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who became a national figure in 2015 when it was revealed she was a white woman claiming to be black, will go on trial for welfare fraud March 4.

The 41-year-old mother of two has pleaded not guilty to illegally receiving nearly $9,000 in government support between Aug. 2015 and Dec. 2017 while allegedly failing to report tens of thousands of dollars in income. Dolezal’s memoir “In Full Color” reportedly paid her almost $84,000 during that period. If convicted, she could serve 15 years in prison.

In June 2015, Dolezal’s parents from Lincoln County, Montana said their daughter’s claims of being African-American were false, as were her stories about being raised in a teepee and hunting for food with a longbow. The family ancestry is allegedly Swedish, Czech and German. Dolezal soon after resigned her position with the NAACP. She changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo in Oct. 2016.

In April, Netflix premiered “The Rachel Divide” — a documentary on the Howard University graduate’s struggles with notoriety, identity and motherhood.

https://www.nydailynews.com/featured/ny-ent-rachel-dolezal-welfare-fraud-prison-20190106-story.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20190107173558/https://www.nydailynews.com/featured/ny-ent-rachel-dolezal-welfare-fraud-prison-20190106-story.html
Title: Re: A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say
Post by: Sparks on January 10, 2019, 04:48:29 pm
I can see it. That's strange you can't see it. Here's what it says.

I can see that page too. Here is an archived version (usually without images or video)

Thank you Diana and Piff! I can see the archived version from krem.com (http://krem.com). I assume that the reason I cannot access that website itself is the same as I reported here:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=942.msg45975#msg45975

I can also see both Daily News versions linked to by Piff.
Title: Re: Rachel Dolezal and Jessica Krug
Post by: Sparks on September 10, 2020, 01:06:57 pm
An interesting reflection about Rachel Dolezal in the wake of another fake identity story (Jessica Krug):

https://medium.com/@latoyatbrackett/youve-been-dolezal-d-too-i-feel-you-75fd18d5c442

There are links in there to these two articles (2015 and 2020, respectively):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/12/spokane-naacp-president-rachel-dolezal-may-be-white/

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/03/us/jessica-krug-gwu-race.html

See also: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/09/us/jessica-krug-george-washington-university.html

More about Rachel Dolezal and Jessica Krug:
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2020/09/04/who-is-rachel-dolezal-comparison-to-gwus-jessica-krug-explained/
https://inews.co.uk/news/world/jessica-krug-rachel-dolezal-white-us-professor-pretending-to-be-black-627695
https://www.news24.com/drum/news/international/there-is-a-new-rachel-dolezal-jessica-krug-and-the-anti-black-violence-of-her-lies-20200908
https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/jessica-krug-reveals-shes-not-black-rachel-dolezal-gwu.html
https://jezebel.com/all-the-rachel-dolezals-1844953702
https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/jessica-krug-audacity-of-whiteness [Dolezal 2.0]
https://globalnews.ca/news/7316271/white-woman-black-jessica-krug-rachel-dolezal/
https://www.thecut.com/2020/09/historian-jessica-krug-admits-to-posing-as-a-black-woman.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/jessica-krug-rachel-dolezal-america-s-white-women-who-want-ncna1239418

All those articles link to Jessica Krug's own post:
https://medium.com/@jessakrug/the-truth-and-the-anti-black-violence-of-my-lies-9a9621401f85
Title: Re: Rachel Dolezal AKA Rachel Moore AKA Nkechi Amare Diallo
Post by: Sparks on October 26, 2020, 03:36:51 pm
I found a separate thread that is about Rachel Dolezal, satirically named "Faith Eagle Nebula":

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/opinions/red-like-knew-rachel-dolezal-back-indigenous/

Faith Eagle Nebula  aka Rachel Dolezal before she was the head of the NAACP.

This article is actually a satire. Although it is worth reading and Dolezal has claimed NDN heritage.

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Red Like Me: I Knew Rachel Dolezal Back When She Was Indigenous
Rachel Dolezal, also known as Ms. Faith Eagle Nebula, donned her pretendian regalia for an interesting interview to say the least (satire)
Title: Re: Rachel Dolezal AKA Rachel Moore AKA Nkechi Amare Diallo
Post by: Sparks on October 26, 2020, 03:53:59 pm
I found a substantial 2015 article not posted here before:

https://walkerwrackspurt.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/honest-injuns-policing-native-identity-in-the-wake-of-rachel-dolezal/

Then I want to add the Wikipedia article about her (not posted before), which gives a good overview of events, up to 2019:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Dolezal
Title: Re: Rachel Dolezal AKA Rachel Moore AKA Nkechi Amare Diallo
Post by: Sparks on October 26, 2020, 03:59:43 pm
This thread is presently in the section "Odds and Ends" > "Etcetera". I suggest it be moved to "Frauds".

I also suggest the title be changed from "A Civil Rights Leader Has Disguised Herself As Black For Years, Her Parents Say" to  something like "Rachel Dolezal AKA Rachel Moore AKA Nkechi Amare Diallo" (at least that first name should be in the title).