Why Won’t Rachel Dolezal Sit Her Non Black Ass Down?

Y’all. I’m so mad that Rachel Dolezal managed to take her 15 minutes of infamy and stretch it into whatever the hell is going on right now. I have been pretty good about not paying attention to her but this GOOFASS woman just won’t go occupy the stadium of seats she should have.

Back in June of last year, I wrote About Rachel Dolezal the Undercover Sista and Performing Blackness. I sorta kinda expected that she’d be a roach but gahtdamb I’m still annoyed that she has managed to stick around. Of course she got a book deal too (I bet your her advance was nice too. UGH). I’m just waiting on her reality TV show on Bravo or E! so I can vow to never watch it and curse at commercials for it.

The entire Rachel Dolezal thing is absurd. In case you’ve missed the foolishness: She’s a white woman who became President of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP but everyone thought she was just a really light-skinned Black woman. That is what she has made herself out to be so imagine folks’ surprised when they realized she got 2 lily white parents. And when folks ask Rachel what she is, she stands strong to affirm her Blackness and my mind basically wants to explode.

Rachel Dolezal Black

You were not with us shooting in the gym, SHARRAP!

There comes a level of logic lacking that prevents you from arguing with certain people. Rachel hopscotched to it and then crossed a door into a whole new realm of WHATTHEFUCKISTHISSHIT?? This woman is insisting on her Blackness, in spite of her white ass and none of us can do anything about it.

Everyone: Rachel, you’re not Black, though.
Rachel: Except I am.
Her parents: But we’re white, Rachel.
Rachel: What’s that gotta do with me?
Science: Rachel, you are caucasoid.
Rachel: Excuse me, science. Who asked you?
Logic: Fuck it all.
Rachel: Thank you.

I don’t know what to do with Rachel, y’all. I am sick and tired of her ass. She’s like that person who you ain’t invite to the club but she always know when you’re going and you show up at the back door because you don’t want her seeing you go in but somehow she figured that out so she’s right there when you step out the car. And you’re all “Rachel, what are you doing here?” And she’s all “I figured you just forgot to invite me. HEY GIRL.” There’s Single White Female and there’s Rachel, who is Peak Becky. She even tries to make her “good hair” frizzy in an attempt to be down. Homegirl has had more hairstyles than Lil Kim has had faces.

Rachel Dolezal 2

So what are you, flourescent beige??

White people Columbus a lot of things. Countries, hairstyles, food. But this takes the cake. It takes the damb muffin and scone too.

I mean, she even has a son named Langston Attickus now, born in June 2015. She is insisting on this Blackness to the point where she now has an ethnically-ambiguous looking son named Langston mufugging Attickus, yo.

And in case you haven’t fought the air enough, the URL to her website is: RachelDolezal.Black. I KID YOU NOT. This intergalactic nuisance is actually using .Black as her site extension. BECAUSE HOW BLACK CAN SHE GET? She has to remind us in her domain name. Rachel is a grade A troll, and not just because of her bad hairdos. She is giving us virtual papercuts and I just wanna fight her face.

Today, the non-Nubian non-Queen took to Instagram to show off her new hairdo.

Rachel Dolezal Instagram

Now I’m insulted. Is this what she thinks Blackness is? MY Blackness got edges, bish. Take that shit back. Rachel got her hairline snatched so tight I can see her thinking about the Pinterest recipe for Potato Salad that she plans on bringing to the next NAACP picnic. You know she told whoever did her hair to make sure none of her natural baby hairs show up. This fool probably shaved her God-given white girl baby hair and wants to achieve any baby hairs using brown gel and toothbrush. Because she is Inspector Dis Tew Much and Sergeant Try Too Hard.

And she’s talmbout she looks like Jasmine from The Boondocks. MA’AM JASMINE WAS HALF-BLACK. Girl good damb day. Self-awareness is outchea busy as hell.

I do wonder if she has some sort of color dysmophic disorder happening. Either way, she has lost her good ass mind, looking like Sideshow Bob and Mufasa had an unnatural baby (inter-species and intra-gender). She wants to be Black but ain’t nobody told her about The Butters so she can stop walking around with that desert dry hair?

Girl Bye gif

The least she can do is represent Black women well by keeping her hair situation together. THE LEAST.

This is why there is a moratorium on handing out honorary Black cards til further notice. The Council of Onyx People Everywhere (COPE) has decided this. And no, you can’t invite anyone new to the cookout this year. We’re full. WE FRESH OUTTA RSVPs, bruh.

Someone go get Rachel and tell her to sat her ass down somewhere. Hot ass mess.

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  • Suebob May 9, 2016, 4:13 pm

    Langston. Attickus.

    Holy mole. I am thinking of names she could have named the baby.
    The Notorious B.A.B.Y.
    Stokely Mandela
    MC Lil’ Tupac
    Amiri Baraka Hussein Obama Dozezal
    The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior, Junior
    and so on

    • Sauda Tendaji May 9, 2016, 5:27 pm

      OMMFG!! HEE LARRY YUS!!😂😂😂

    • KayMee May 9, 2016, 5:46 pm

      This comment here? #winning

    • Leesa May 9, 2016, 7:36 pm

      At least she didn’t name him Gucci Mane II

  • ZaidahNicole May 9, 2016, 4:16 pm

    Welp.

    Dassall I got.

    Oh, and fuck dat bish.

  • Bonnie B. May 9, 2016, 4:18 pm

    I think I see Trump’s running mate…

  • Maya Sandifor May 9, 2016, 4:19 pm

    I’m tripping on the comments on her Instagram post. Who follows her and WHYTF do they?

    • MiChele Thomas May 9, 2016, 5:00 pm

      I was wondering the same thing ?? multiple personalities ????

    • KayMee May 9, 2016, 5:48 pm

      Girl, my thoughts exactly. Who is calling this flake “Queen”?

      • Renee May 10, 2016, 1:00 am

        Black men, duh!!! No sarcasm either.

        • Bessem Bate May 10, 2016, 12:40 pm

          Truth!

        • Tyren M. May 10, 2016, 3:24 pm

          Um. No. On second thought maybe gay men. Otherwise, Nope.

        • Anonymous August 31, 2016, 12:09 am

          Why would gay men follow her tho? What does sexuality has to do with this? atleast try and be smart lmao

  • KayMac May 9, 2016, 4:19 pm

    Who the hell is commenting lies and mistruths on her IG? How much does she pay them???

  • Drea May 9, 2016, 4:21 pm

    *Deep sigh*. Smh. I can’t even form a coherent thought. I’m just sick of everyone. Can we get a new planet to move to or send all of the dumbasses? Rachel is crazy as 2 left shoes! She needs to have several seats in the waiting area of WTFville!!

  • SN B May 9, 2016, 4:25 pm

    I’s MF TIED of her and her isht.

  • Empress May 9, 2016, 4:27 pm

    Welp. At least her hairline got some sense. It don’t want any part of this business and done took two whole steps back.

    • CJ May 9, 2016, 4:42 pm

      Lawd I holla’d!!!!!!

    • Cori Hoston May 9, 2016, 6:34 pm

      I died…dead…
      #bishwhet

  • des May 9, 2016, 4:29 pm

    COPE…I just died a thousand deaths!

  • KnesstheBest May 9, 2016, 4:32 pm

    Dis heffa here needs a stadium full of seats!!! I mean seriously! She must block all truth tellers from her page!

  • Kk May 9, 2016, 4:34 pm

    “ain’t nobody told her about The Butters so she can stop walking around with that desert dry hair?”

    You KNOW she know about The Butters. She did a dissertation on it when she was at Howard and an impact study on how The Butters affect the outcome of education in the community when she was at the NAACP. She just aint going nowhere near The Butters ’cause she gotta dry that ish out so she can keep that hot mess frizzy like that. You know she washed that ish in Ajax just so she could achieve all that dry-ass volume.

    • Oswol May 9, 2016, 11:44 pm

      So what if she likes to wear dreadlocks. What about all those black women who spend millions on ‘white/asian’ straight hair wigs and weaves??

      • Johnisha Brown May 10, 2016, 3:03 am

        What’s funny is you actually think black women can’t have long straight hair or are the only ones that wear weaves and wigs. Check you out all dumb as shit -_-

        • Shy1NDC May 10, 2016, 11:04 am

          Tell the truth and shame that devilish bish…..I’m still looking for the locs……#GirlBye

        • Ruki May 10, 2016, 12:19 pm

          Fact is, a lot of them do wear wigs or get their hair fixed. It’s been some time since I’ve seen a badass natural.

        • Alisha May 10, 2016, 1:36 pm

          And there are black woman like me who can wear their hair curly one day and straight the next without chemicals. You tried it.

        • Quiana May 10, 2016, 2:59 pm

          I literally LOL!!!

      • malingose May 17, 2016, 8:31 am

        Are these women also walking around pretending they are Asian, White or Brazilian?

  • Milaxx May 9, 2016, 4:39 pm

    *sigh*
    This chic work all my last nerves!

  • chivalrous1won May 9, 2016, 4:40 pm

    Umm she sho ain black cause she startin to crack
    And the cracks gon hit hard fast and repeatedly

    • Pumps May 9, 2016, 7:18 pm

      That’s why her forehead is smooth from pulling her braids so tight. You ain’t foolin no damn body!

  • Mika May 9, 2016, 4:42 pm

    Jaysus be some olive oil sheen I am so TIRET of this broad. Everybody wanna be us until it’s time to be us. Then as quickas you can say new growth they back to being (ahem) Becky with the… Well you know.

    • bb kang May 9, 2016, 8:23 pm

      Except this girl of course. Shes in it for the long haul. Bigger things to worry about.

    • Stacy May 10, 2016, 1:01 pm

      I was thinking the same exact thing. Let’s see how “black” she is when her tail get pulled over. #Bishplease

  • Kenyatta May 9, 2016, 4:45 pm

    Bet good coin her next endeavor will be a new line of the Butters

  • roberta May 9, 2016, 4:53 pm

    tell’um…gurl bye….

  • Consuela May 9, 2016, 4:54 pm

    I am more surprise by the fact that she found someone crazy enough to get her preggers, I mean….

    • Elle Monee May 9, 2016, 5:11 pm

      My sentiments exactly! And a Black man, at that!

      • Renee May 10, 2016, 1:03 am

        Are we really surprised a BLACK man got her pregnant, I mean that’s what black men are good at!

  • Anya May 9, 2016, 5:00 pm

    So I know someone who knows this woman personally. I have tried in the best way possible to respect their friendship, but this is the FUCK SHIT that makes my damn skin crawl.
    While race is a social construct it doesn’t negate the pain and suffering of BLACK and BROWN folks (the ones that don’t have a spray tan or whatever is going on with her) everywhere. I think Tina Marie stayed winning because she knew what it really was. That no matter how much she sang, danced, and kicked it with Rick James she was still a white woman. We took that without judgement or attitude because we knew and understood.
    Rachel has somehow morphed this situation into an all out shit show and even though I love and adore my dear friend I need her to pull the card, burn it and let this chic know! ENOUGH is a damn NOUGH!

    • Purple Dove May 9, 2016, 7:12 pm

      Edison used that line on Papa Eli Rowan Pope in last week’s episode and got “sonned” so bad that it may have merged from TV to real life and he probably walked off the set. I suggest someone–anyone–share that diatribe with Rachel.

      • Purple Dove May 9, 2016, 7:13 pm

        The “race is a social construction” line….

  • MiChele Thomas May 9, 2016, 5:02 pm

    he just tryna get a reality show , with un real chick !!

  • T'Shawn Coltraine May 9, 2016, 5:14 pm

    If Caitlyn Jenner = woman,
    then Rachel Dolezal = black.

    Check.
    Mate.

  • Cre May 9, 2016, 5:32 pm

    NOPE! Let’s discuss COPE though….I was close to funeral tears and then I got to no more RSVP’s to the cookout! NOPE!

  • Cre May 9, 2016, 5:33 pm

    Wait I want to know what show that GIF is from cause Becky sliding her ass across the floor is COMEDY!

  • Bump21 May 9, 2016, 5:54 pm

    This bishhh herrrr!!!!! You know what makes me more mad than her in her vaudeville sambo act? The over sympathetic niggaz that give her a pass for it! Let me break this down. For acting black she got head of a chapter of the NAACP, national news coverage, interviews, book deal, website, speaking engagements and no telling what else and more likely than not ALL paid!!! Millions of black women been in this country for how long and endured atrocity after atrocity (rape, medical experiments, children snatched from their breast) aint nobody paid for shat but this bland bish gets the gold. Shame! And to top it off, when she actually felt discriminated against, this heffa filed a lawsuit, not because she was black and being discriminated against but because she was white and felt an HBCU was not giving her what she felt she deserved. Now tell me what authentically black woman can pull that crap off? Not nare none EXCEPT the wigga bish. Fuck Rachael and anyone who cosigns her fuckery.

    I’m Bump21 and I approve this mesaage!

  • Gdog May 9, 2016, 5:59 pm

    You rant about how Rachel won’t stay out of the limelight but as you said you reported on her last year, and now you write this! You’re the one talking about her and keeping her in the news! Nobody else is!

  • Tracey May 9, 2016, 6:06 pm

    Sidehow Bob and Mufasa. #dead

  • Leon UK May 9, 2016, 6:55 pm

    Drea… This

    *Deep sigh*. Smh. I can’t even form a coherent thought. I’m just sick of everyone. Can we get a new planet to move to or send all of the dumbasses? Rachel is crazy as 2 left shoes! She needs to have several seats in the waiting area of WTFville!!

    Just killed me very fast… Honestly laughed out loud. Fuck ‘lol’ I just genuinely nearly kicked the bucket. This lady you all speak of is disturbed, for real.

  • Mikel May 9, 2016, 6:58 pm

    How many of you black women who are ‘OUTRAGED” about this white person becoming a black person are “OUTRAGED” about a man becoming a woman?

    It’s absolutely hypocritical to be against someone switching their race while supporting someone for switching their sex.

    I do know some black women who reject both but most accept transgender people while hating transracial people (yeah, I just made up the word transracial).

    This is the very definition of hypocrisy .

    • RJJ May 9, 2016, 8:51 pm

      This statement is a crude attempt to make an argument about apples when we’re talking about oranges. And even though I know you won’t really think about any answer given because you aren’t interested in true discourse, only one sided caping, here it is, anyway.

      Anyone can change his or her gender in whatever ways he or she wishes because it is a playing field that is somewhat level (unless, of course, we take intersectional issues and apply them). Unless someone goes underneath the clothes, we get to live out our lives as whatever gender we want. Not that this doesn’t come with fears and dangers in itself, but if we want to do it, we can.

      What this woman is doing cannot be enacted by any other person of any other color. Any one of color cannot decide to be white, and have the world know she or he really isn’t, and still live that life. And they certainly won’t profit from it. No one would cape for that person trying to partake of the sweet nectar of white supremacy and privilege. Not even you.

      She took her blank slate and all the white privilege she could gather up in her bosom…and somebody else’s, too…and used it to create a caricature of what she determines blackness to be. And when she wanted to, she opted out of the blackness, in order to bring about a discrimination suit as a white woman.

      Race isn’t fluid for anyone of color. Why should it be for her? And why should she profit so heavily from an experience that was completely hijacked? Publishers and the general public aren’t at all interested in what life is like for a black woman, except in this case, when the woman isn’t really black. Her ‘transraciality’ (since we’re making up words and stuff) makes her a better expert than those of us who truly live it? She’s profiting off her made up existence, at the expense of those of us whose existence she’s mocking.

      As someone else has already stated, that is the ultimate in white privilege, having the ability to do engage in this suckery…and to have folks upholding it to the fullest.

      • Crystal May 9, 2016, 9:16 pm

        I’m with you RJJ, however, some black people can AND do “pass” for white and they do it mostly for upward mobility.

        • RJJ May 10, 2016, 12:12 am

          They do. Historically, they faced death if they were found out. If they’re discovered now, they won’t be celebrated or get lucrative book deals and high props for their achievements.

      • Mikel May 10, 2016, 10:29 am

        The two situations are directly analogous. Claiming they are not at best reveals your intellectual dishonesty and at worst reveals your lack of intellect. Your ad hominem attacks on me show YOU are not interested in discourse. Rather, you want to lecture me on the “truth” of your hypocritical world view. Furthermore, I don’t know why you are assuming that I am defending her because that is clearly not the case. I am saying she is complete bloody fraud and I am saying Bruce Jenner is a complete bloody fraud too. They are engaging in the same fraud and I think its sick. Do you agree that they are both sick fraudsters or do you only believe Dolezal is a fraud but Jenner is legit?

        The playing field of gender is equal? What world are you living in? We all know you don’t believe that nonsense and that you are only writing that in order to “win” an argument. We get to live our lives as whatever gender we want but we don’t get to live our lives as whatever race we want? Yeah, that’s called hypocrisy, which is what I pointed out here.

        I wanted to learn if there are any sensible non-hypocritical arguments to differentiate between the two scenarios. You offered none.

        As pointed out Renee black people have been passing as white people for centuries. How can you be so intelligent and be completely ignorant of this fact? I’m flabbergasted by your ignorance on the subject. As for this white woman still living the life of a black woman, how? Everyone knows she is a fraud. She can ignore that and carry on in her fantasy world but exactly what is preventing a black person for living such a deliberate lie that everyone else is aware of? Nothing.

        I do agree with you that she created a racial caricature while using her white privilege to her advantage. Exactly the same as Bruce Jenner creating a sexual caricature and using his white male privilege to his advantage. Nothing is exactly the same but these two situations are analogous. You have to engage in logical gymnastics to suggest otherwise.

        Race isn’t fluid for anyone of colour. It isn’t fluid for this white woman either. Only a tiny percentage of black people, if any, would accept that she is black. No difference to the tiny percentage of white people, if any, who would accept that a black person is white.

        Why should she profit from switching her race? Why should Bruce Jenner profit from switching his sex? Because we live in idocratic society that is like some kind of fucked up caricature of the Simpsons/Family Guy cartoons.

        “Publishers and the general public aren’t at all interested in what life is like for a black woman, except in this case, when the woman isn’t really black.”

        Publishers and the general public aren’t at all interested in what life is like for a woman, except in Bruce Jenner’s case, when the woman isn’t really a woman.

        Rachel Dolezal and Bruce Jenner are both profiting from a made up existence at the expense of those of us whose existence she and he are mocking.

        It’s undeniable that far far far more people are upholding Bruce Jenner’s ability to engage in this suckery (nice made up word) than are upholding Rachel Dolezal’s ability to engage in this suckery.

        It looks like your self-righteousness has blinded you to common sense.

        • Kristyn May 11, 2016, 5:15 am

          Mikel~

          Their is a huge and gaping difference between someone like Rachel and Caitlyn, and it is simply found in how open you are to believing that someone can be born one gender, and believe that they were meant to be another.

          I believe that in all the variety and differences in genetics and dna.. sometimes there are mistakes. (hopefully that does not sound insulting, because I truly don’t mean it to be.) I believe that she is correcting something that she has known her entire life, that she was a woman, even if her body did not match.

          The difference with Rachel is that she doesn’t claim she IS white and should have been BORN black, she completely erases her whiteness and tries to live as though she is a black woman who has experiences the culture, racism, life of a black person since birth.

          Caitlyn doesn’t do that. She lived her life as a man for 60 plus years and finally decided to live her truth when she is close to 70. (and quite frankly, even though she lived a blessed life as a man, she has probably been tortured all of her life with the knowledge of what she should be, vs what she was, and it is pretty unkind and insulting for you to keep insisting on calling her Bruce. You have to free your mind on that one. 🙂 )

          Rachel has not lived in truth in her entire adult life, she doesn’t ADMIT she is white and say she loves the culture and race so she is CHOOSING to live as a black person (we don’t even have to go there as how ridiculous that is) But for your argument they would have to both be telling the truth of their lives and owning it.

          My two cents on Rachel is that she does more harm than good to the cause she holds so dear. She seems to be a very smart and well educated woman, who does hold equality and education about black history as very important. But when she chooses to act like she needs to BE a black person to be able to speak about the race, educate and sympathize, she insults and downplays all the history she speaks about, and it makes anything that comes out of her mouth seem foolish. Nobody is listening to her, they are too busy looking at her edges.

        • Kristyn May 11, 2016, 5:18 am

          And omg to *there not their* LOL it is 6:15, I’m not perfect until at least 7. LOL

        • Mikel May 11, 2016, 4:10 pm

          Kristyn,

          Thank you for your considered response.

          Are there people born one gender who believe they are meant to be another? It’s plausible I guess. However, even if that were the case, Bruce Jenner simply does not fit the bill. You see Bruce Jenner was an alpha male Olympic decathlon champion who displayed no effeminate qualities whatsoever. If Dolezal now claims she thought she was black her whole life, no one would buy it but they do buy that lie from Bruce Jenner. Therein lies the hypocrisy in my opinion.

          If you are going to believe Bruce Jenner’s story absent any evidence whatsoever from before he began his transition, then we are simply not on the same page here. I smell bullshit. You don’t.

          I think you are engaging in semantics by attempting to differentiate between Dolezal’s bullshit and Jenner’s bullshit. My calling Jenner a man is no different from people calling Dolezal white. It’s not an insult. It’s just a observational description regarding the reality of their identity. Bruce Jenner is a man in the same way Rachel Dolezal is a white person.

          I agree with your conclusions about Rachel Dolezal. As for Bruce Jenner, he is a fraud and he is doing more harm than good to the cause he claims to hold so dear. When he chooses to act like he always thought he was a woman when the whole world knows that he was in fact alpha male olympic athlete, he is insulting and denigrating these people who you assert are born one gender but believe they are meant to be another. I’m sorry but do not believe there is any basis for claiming that a woman is able to act like an alpha male for 30+ years unless that is woman is a man. In fact, it’s a quite preposterous theory.

    • Renee May 10, 2016, 1:08 am

      Just wanted to throw this in the mix, you did not make up transracial, that term has been around for a while and the meaning your trying to use isn’t correct. It’s in adoption when a person adopts a child of another race/ethnicity.

      • Renee May 10, 2016, 1:09 am

        *you’re

  • Lee May 9, 2016, 7:20 pm

    Who cares if she associates herself with being black!? How many of y’all have white girlfriends who “act” black? I doubt any of you are offended by that. Atleast she doesn’t try to be stereotypical and talk ebonics.

  • bb kang May 9, 2016, 8:19 pm

    Rachel does her own hair thats why she said she hadnt had time to braid it down. Honestly you mentioned lil kim whats the difference? Rachel knows more about Black history than most black people.

    • HELEN D ONEY May 9, 2016, 9:27 pm

      So knowing the history gets you a Black card? Ummmm no effing way. This woman is so spiritually constipated I almost feel bad for her. And the book deal? Well that’s kinda like the people who hired William Hung to sing…..people always seem to be willing to watch others make damn fools of themselves. Not only watch but egg them on to new lows…..

  • Candace Stowers May 9, 2016, 8:40 pm

    Girl bye! Her hair has more naps than mine and I don’t have any!

  • Adee May 9, 2016, 10:39 pm

    When i tell you this post gave me LIFE!!! #hollering

  • Haro May 9, 2016, 11:42 pm

    Ok, so I’m planning on doing a research project for one of my classes about this idea of identifying as a different gender, race, etc. other than the “biological” one given to oneself. But I’m a little confused as to why society, primarily blacks, are mad at Rachel for what she is doing. The woman does not feel comfortable as the race she was born into, so she identifies as black. As a society we have come to accept transgender, so why can’t we accept Rachel as a black woman. Just because I am a man, am I supposed to dislike all transgender men because they do not represent what is means to be a man or what it means to be that biological sex? I tried to put myself in a black person’s shoes and thought, what if Rachel picked my race to identify as, but I honestly do not find an issue with it. She is really doing no harm to others. She is not, in any way, harming the black community or any people for that matter. So my question to the viewers of this website is: Can you tell me why people, or you, are getting mad at Rachel. (Keep in mind, I’m just trying to find viewpoints on both sides of the argument for my research paper. I am not trying to personally attack or offend anyone). Thanks guys.

    • Denise May 10, 2016, 6:09 am

      Cuz we can’t make a career out of being Black. We can’t get paid for it in the ways she has. We can’t walk away from being black at any time. We didn’t make the rules about who can be white, but white folks made all the rules about who can be colored/ black/etc. And just in case my picture doesn’t show up, I am actually a light skinned Black woman. I didn’t get to choose that. 400 years, and counting, of history/experience/and reality make me Black. Only a white person would be fool enough to think they can own somebody else’s life. Only a WHITE person would even dare.

      • Mikel May 11, 2016, 6:56 pm

        Denise,

        You can’t make a career out of being a woman but Bruce Jenner has. You can’t get paid for it in the way he has. You can’t walk away from being a woman at any time. Why doesn’t that offend you?

    • Nefarian May 10, 2016, 4:41 pm

      Easy – because race is a social construct (unfortunately, with real consequences), while gender is not.

      Race is only skin deep. Rachel cannot identify as a black person because the inherent differences between a white person and a black person are purely cosmetic. Her mind cannot “know” that her skin should have more melanin than it actually does or that her hair should have a different texture. She may identify with certain facets of black culture in the US, but culture is also a construct, and identifying with it does not and never will make her black.

      On the other hand, gender is very much real and resides between your ears, not your legs. While science still doesn’t have a clear answer as to what makes transgender people transgender, what is clear is that gender is a lot more than just a person’s genitalia and/or chromosomes.

      There’s also another way to look at this ridiculous analogy. For Rachel, transitioning is applying a copious amount of self-tanner and doing her hair. If Rachel decides she is done co-opting blackness, she could stop in a flash without repercussions. For transgender people, transitioning is an arduous process which is emotionally exhausting, costs a lot of money and can last for many years. A transgender person cannot just say “I’m done with this man/woman/non-binary-person shtick!”, snap their fingers and look the way that they looked prior to transitioning. Equating the two is once again, ridiculous.

      • Mikel May 11, 2016, 7:07 pm

        Ethnicity is not a social construct. Different ethnic groups can be grouped together into races. The African ethnic groups collectively make the black race. The European ethnic groups collectively make the white race.

        Race, which consists of ethnic groups, is as deep as Gender. There are inherent differences between individual ethnic groups so therefore, there must logically be differences between races.

        Ethnicity and Race is DEFINITELY between your ears.

        Sex is DEFINITELY between your ears AND your legs.

        Science has not proven anything about why transgender people are the way they are.

        Transgender people can go back to their original sex anytime they want.

        Rachel could apply a chemical to her skin to make it darker and that may be irreversible.

        • Haro May 12, 2016, 10:20 pm

          Thanks for the points you made Michael. While I never thought of ethnicity or race as a social construct, I strongly believe gender is a social or cultural construct.
          In my AP English textbook, we were told to analyze this quote by Andrea Dworkin:
          “The discovery is, of course, that ‘man’ and ‘woman’ are fictitious, caricatures, cultural constructs. As models they are reductive, totalitarian, inappropriate to human becoming. ”

          This here, is also another quote by James Baldwin
          “The world’s definitions are one thing and the life one actually
          lives is quite another. One cannot allow oneself, nor can one’s
          family, friends, or lovers—to say nothing of one’s children—to
          live according to the world’s definitions: one must find a way,
          perpetually, to be stronger and better than that.”

          I just think that the argument against what Rachel is doing is completely ridiculous because like I said in my original comment, SHE IS HARMING NO ONE BUT HERSELF, yet she continues to do what she is doing. We are moving back to a society where others decide what one can do with their body and it’s completely despicable.

        • Haro May 12, 2016, 10:20 pm

          Excuse me on the spelling of your name, Mikel

  • Berrysweet May 10, 2016, 1:53 am

    “BOBBI BOSS JAMAICAN BRAID 4/30”. I wish I could see her shopping for this hair. The 1st episode of her reality show should be her in the beauty supply shopping for hair. The side eye of the Asian store owner would give me life.

  • Debbie Garrison May 10, 2016, 4:09 am

    So, baby Langston “wants held” 24/7 by his mommy?! Can she at least use proper English? Baby Langston “wants to be held” 24/7- and I don’t care if he does- put a hat on that mess or stay inside, SMH

  • ImSchwaggy May 10, 2016, 6:37 am

    If you support transvestites, you have to support her. In my eyes they’re equally stupid. If she identifies as black when clearly she is not black, how can you deny her. But not deny a man, who is clearly a man buy identifies as a woman. I don’t care what type of science you think proves that gender confusion BULLSHIT. These two things stem from the same simple concept…. Fuckery.

    • Mikel May 10, 2016, 10:34 am

      You wield the Sword of Truth!

  • The Realist May 10, 2016, 6:59 am

    So…let me get this right…a man like Caitlyn Jenner can change into a woman and receive awards and magazine covers but if someone wants to change races they need to sit their ass down…hmm not understanding the logic here…

    • Mikel May 10, 2016, 10:34 am

      That’s because it’s completely illogical.

  • Leslie May 10, 2016, 7:12 am

    This just made my 2016! Hilarious!

  • stevie downunder May 10, 2016, 11:20 am

    Whatchoo talkinbout Willass

  • jerzygirl May 10, 2016, 12:13 pm

    You already had me at that title, but these 2 lines sealed it:

    “Homegirl has had more hairstyles than Lil Kim has had faces.”

    “…looking like Sideshow Bob and Mufasa had an unnatural baby”

    OMMFG!!!!

    And yes, she needs to sit her builder-beige ass down.

  • Patrice Hodge May 10, 2016, 2:02 pm

    So basically she is a badly aging Savior Barbie with no clue, no calling, no class, etc.

    Hopefully the paper plates she was hoping to take to her imaginary barbecue give her paper cuts.

  • Lollister May 10, 2016, 2:12 pm

    “Peak Becky”
    iLive! iDiedLaughing iAmDone
    Kermit, pass the tea filled with Hennessey, please. :o)

  • LolaLita May 10, 2016, 2:32 pm

    For me the issue isn’t that she identifies with being Black. Its she made up the most stereotypical background to go along with this new identity. She said she was abused and made fun of for being the light skin black girl in her family. Everyone was jealous of her because of her skin tone. Apparently she experienced every slight growing up as light skin Black woman would have which is ridiculous.

    If you want to say from this day on, I’ll live my life as a Black woman, fine. She didn’t do that and what she did was very offensive.

  • Lisa Newman May 10, 2016, 3:32 pm
  • Tikeetha Thomas May 10, 2016, 3:51 pm

    LOL. I’m done. This post had me laughing my ass off. Thank you for that. Truthfully though…she needs to sit down somewhere.

  • Cat Luster May 10, 2016, 4:22 pm

    “She is Peak Becky”

    I live. ROTFL!!

  • emv1102 May 10, 2016, 4:25 pm

    Wait..is she trying to make us believe she braids her own hair? She didn’t have time to braid all the way to the ends? Ohh..kay Rachel I see you. o_0

  • Annette May 11, 2016, 12:06 am

    Well if you have a Rachel Dolezal you have a “Little Kim”. Looks like she will ride the train until it get derailed. Only way it will get derail if people stop paying attention.

  • JAie May 11, 2016, 1:40 pm

    Honestly, I am on the fence about Rachel. I don’t appreciate the lawsuit where she switched sides because it suited her by declaring that she was being discriminated against. However, if this heifer wants to wear black hairstyles and darken her skin and deny who she is and solely identify as black and credit us as black people by morphing into one, by all means, do u. It’s the kardashian clan and others like them that I can’t stand when they white wash our blackness and appropriate our culture by not crediting us for it. At least with Rachel, looney as her butt is, she is giving credit where credit is due. In a weird way, I find it flattering. Because “who would ever CHOOSE to be black”? I’m glad that blAckness is becoming the thing to be .

  • Jeremy May 11, 2016, 2:11 pm

    I assume you feel the same way about morons identifying as a different gender than the one biology has assigned to them?

    • Mikel May 11, 2016, 4:11 pm

      No, hypocrites are blind to their hypocrisy.

    • Tina March 2, 2017, 9:00 pm

      Genders are one thing but this woman CLEARLY is not black and has not earned that heritage you jerkwad! Gay and transgender cannot be helped nor are they a choice! She chose to pretend to be black and lie about it and even get jobs that black people should have rightly held! She has no idea what black people have been through anymore than my white ass does but I don’t pretend to have known their plights nor would I insult them by pretending to have suffered them as she has!

  • Mary Burrell May 11, 2016, 8:06 pm

    Her wacky hair weaves make me laugh.

  • Manuela May 12, 2016, 4:37 am

    No no no never, not ever is this going to be acceptable. Mmmmno!

    • Jenna May 13, 2016, 1:47 am

      Would you care to elaborate why?

  • allison May 15, 2016, 9:46 am

    omg “PEAK BECKY” let’s make it a meme

  • Avi June 2, 2016, 12:27 am

    Ok, so, disclaimer I am white, so please forgive me in advance for my lack of understanding of many things… But I am really struggling to understand how identity can be internal and not biological when it comes to trans people who we are celebrating and striving to protect in the progressive movement. But, with Rachel Dolezai, progressives have been essentially burning her at the stake for not identifying with the race of her birth. I don’t support all her actions, but I feel very uneasy about denying her the opportunity to form her own unique identity and all the verbal stone throwing she is suffering for doing so.

    On the one hand, I kinda get it because as a woman, TBH it did kind of piss me off that Caitlyn Jenner could get a woman of the year award after living most of her life as a man… Like what the hell does she know about what we’ve go through as women. But, then what the hell do I know about what it’s like to feel like you were born in the wrong body? Just thinking out loud here, but wondering if compassion would be a better response.

  • Rhoyal Gold July 4, 2016, 9:53 pm

    I don’t have a problem with Rachel. I think she has identity issues and probably needs to talk to someone. But this commentary piece right here…ROTFL!!

  • Mark November 15, 2016, 10:26 pm

    White girl is a white girl born, raised a white girl. Hell why not claim she is Asian. If I were black I would be pissed that she thinks a hair style and makeup make her black. What this white girl needs is lots and lots of couch time. Batshit Crazy.

    • Tina March 2, 2017, 8:56 pm

      Exactly, she’s an insult to both races.

  • Tina March 2, 2017, 8:54 pm

    I thought I had a lot to apologize for with my ancestors being slave owners and now, here comes Rachel Dolezal…we are so sorry!

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