What’s the big deal? If Rachel Dolezal wants to pretend to be Black, then let her ‘enjoy’ all the privileges and benefits that go along with being Black. She can get her ass kicked by the police just like we do. She can get steered to a subprime mortgage loan and lose her home just like we did. She can be the last hired and the first fired just like we are. She can be locked up for more years just for being Black just like we are. She can be followed around a store just like we are. Why should we enjoy all of the benefits of being Black and not let any other group into our elite circle? If Rachel Dolezal wants to deny the fact that she is white and would rather insist that she have crosses burned in her yard, why should we have a problem with that? If she does not have a problem in being called, a ‘thug’, then I say, “You go girl!”
Why is everybody so bent out-of-shape over this? It is not the end of the world. Worse things are happening everyday beyond the fact of a mere white woman posing as a Black woman. If she wants to become the object of ridicule, then more power to her. If she would rather have to fight and claw her way up from fry cook to cashier, then let her. Oh! My bad! She is the president of the local chapter of the NAACP in Spokane, WA. Surprise! Surprise! First the Donald Sterling incident and now this. The NAACP just cannot get its act together and of course the NAACP is standing with Rachel Dolezal on this because she has been of much help to the Black community and the NAACP insists that the organization is inclusive of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, color, creed, gender or religious affiliation and so if that is the case, then Rachel Dolezal had no need to hide the fact that she is white. The NAACP would have accepted her anyway, so why the need for subterfuge?
If Ms. Dolezal wants to help Black people, fine. But she did not have to pretend to BE Black in order to do so. Whatever her reasons for denying who she truly is, they are hers to know. But she can never truly know what it is like to be a Black woman just as I cannot know what it is like to be a white woman. If the shit gets too hot to handle for Ms. Dolezal to continue with the charade, she can give it up at any time by handing the spray tan bottle back to House Speaker John Boehner, shed the curly perm and demand that the police get her parents down to the jail and bail her the fuck out because goddamn it, she ain’t Black and therefore, did not deserve to be arrested for spitting on the goddamn sidewalk. Meanwhile, the Black women that remain behind bars are getting unholy hell beat out of them as they cannot call on their ‘white’ parents to head off what’s coming.
Rachel Dolezal, shame on you! And to the NAACP, it would do the organization much good in attempting to polish a much tarnished image by going down to the jail and standing up for the countless true women of color that are cooling their heels on bullshit ass charges! Members of the NAACP, get up off your tired asses and actually DO something about the plight of REAL Black folks in America instead of standing by a fake ass privileged white liar!