Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard the name “Rachel Dolezal” only about a few million times in the past week. She’s the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho white woman who’s been presenting herself as black for the better part of the last decade, successfully propelling herself into lofty positions because of it. Just yesterday she resigned her seat as president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. We also learned that, as an artist, she copied a well-known painting, offering it for sale while giving no credit to the original artist. Then we learned she’s entangled in a lawsuit involving her brother and some ugly accusations against him, unsuccessfully sued Howard University for discrimination in 2002, the very university where she earned her MFA, and later in the day it was reported that her staff bio had been removed from Eastern Washington University’s web site and a staffer there indicated her contract had “expired.” So, shunning personal responsibility, Dolezal blames not her poor choices, but rather her parents for the predicament she now finds herself mired within. And last night, they spoke with Fox’s Megyn Kelly about their daughter:
So there you have it. Rachel Dolezal’s life, bereft of reality, is a construct in the tradition of Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama’s girlfriend. It doesn’t matter what her parents’ motivations are. What matter’s is she lied. For years. And it’s far from over. Because her integrity—if she ever had any—has been shattered. And she’s being called to the carpet by the very people who trusted her.
Rachel Dolezal, that very confused weird white woman who claims to be black whom we wrote about here and here, has announced her resignation from her post as…