Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard something about Rachel Dolezal: the black woman who was outed as a white woman by her parents. As this viral saga continues to get crazier and crazier, I thought I’d share what most people don’t know about Rachel Dolezal.
Here is a list of her many crazy and/or discredited claims:
She Received a Full-Ride Scholarship to the All-Black Howard University
Rachel Dolezal received a full-ride scholarship to the black Howard University when they ‘took her for a black woman.’ Her father said, “You’ve got a white woman coming in that got a full-ride scholarship to the black Harvard.” Tuition alone at Howard University ranges from $20K – $30K+ per year.
She was the Spokane Washington NAACP Chapter President
She officially resigned from the position today as more outrageous facts are coming out. I’m still trying to find how much her salary was for this position.
She Changed Her Appearance Similar to Blackface
Dolezal was able to darken her appearance with a heavy use of make-up. Her adopted black brother, Ezra Dolezal compared her concealment to blackface:
Back in the early 1900’s, what she did would be considered highly racist. You really should not do that. It’s completely opposite – she’s basically creating more racism.