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Mon Jun 15, 2015, 09:59 PM

Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard University For Discriminating Against Her For Being White

Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard University For Discriminating Against Her For Being White


ByCaitlin MacNealPublishedJune 15, 2015, 4:43 PM EDT 8975 views

Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), sued Howard University for discrimination in 2002, according to court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Dolezal alleged that the school denied her a teaching assistant post, a post-graduate instructorship, and a scholarship because she was white, according to The Smoking Gun.

Dolezal, who then went by Rachel Moore, claimed that the school and Howard Professor Alfred Smith discriminated against her "based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender" while she was a graduate student in fine arts, according to the Court of Appeals opinion.

She also claimed that the university's decision to remove some of her artwork from a student exhibition in February 2001 "was motivated by a discriminatory purpose to favor African-American students over Moore," according to the court opinion.

Judge Zoe Bush dismissed the complaint in February 2004 after finding no evidence that Dolezal was discriminated against based on race or other factors, according to The Smoking Gun.

Dolezal resigned as president of the Spokane NAACP on Monday after multiple news outlets reported last week that she had been pretending to be black. Dolezal's parents describe themselves as white and claim that Dolezal is also white, even though she had said numerous times that she is of African-American descent.

Nothing but twists and turns in this story.

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Mon Jun 15, 2015, 10:16 PM

1. And then this:

Brother Of NAACP Prez In Race Scandal: She Warned, "Don't Blow My Cover"

ByTierney SneedPublishedJune 13, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT 11474 views

When Rachel Dolezal was about to embark on a new life in Spokane, Washington, in 2012, she had a warning for her brother, Ezra Dolezal, according to his account.

"She just told me, 'Over here, Iím going to be considered black, and I have a black father. Donít blow my cover,'" Ezra told Buzzfeed.

Three years later, Rachel is in the midst of a racial identity scandal that first emerged when her white, Montana-based parents came forward this week with the allegation that Rachel, who became the president of the local NAACP chapter in Spokane, was pretending to be African American.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, her adopted brother, who is African American, surmised that she "wanted to make a new life for herself but she took it to the ultimate extreme."

Additionally, he said, she told him to tell others that they were related by blood, and he accused her of brainwashing their younger adopted brother Izaiah, who she has claimed as her son.

Ezra took issue with a number of other elements of Rachel's account of her life, and said her attempts to darken her complexion are "basically blackface.Ē

The NAACP has stood by Rachel in a statement that said, "Oneís racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership."

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Tue Jun 16, 2015, 12:00 PM

2. From what I have heard

This woman seems like she is very troubled and needs help

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Tue Jun 16, 2015, 03:15 PM

3. She also sounds sincere. She did a lot of good things, too.....

My uncertainty comes with what measure is used to determine a standard of black that one can self-identify with. Is it adjusting oneself to a behavior, as in "acting black"?

And it could also be identifying with the those things that are so unfair and deadly that entails injustices actually built into being born a real person of color. In a lot of ways culturally she may be doing in a racial world what it takes to be black as a lot of us want from immigrants to this nation when we ask them to speak, dress, live, eat, educate like real Americans.

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