Rachel Dolezal is the face of a new movement sweeping social media. She is the voice of the young generation of free thinkers. She is transracial.
At least, that is what people who have absolutely no understanding of what an identity would entail, and have completely ignored the fact surrounding Dolezal’s scandalous behaviour.
In case you have been living under a rock while binge-watching Orange is the New Black, let me explain.
Dolezal is a white woman who has been parading as black for the last ten years. She lied about race of her father by claiming he was black. He is not.
She ironically sued Howard University for discrimination against her as white woman when they did not give her a teaching position. Then, rose through the ranks of the NAACP to become the head of the Spokane chapter as a proud woman of colour.
I know, Whitney. I know.
The worse result of this fallout is the notion that Dolezal can somehow feel black, and her identity is no different from that of a transgendered person, such as Caitlyn Jenner. It is not.
People have been minimising the Dolezal’s behaviour and using it as an avenue to voice their bigotry against the transgendered community. Those who choose to defend her have even gone as far as to say what she has done is no different than what Michael Jackson and Lil Kim have done before her.
I have nothing else to type. Just watch the new episode of Trini Trent TV as I break it all down.