What makes a white woman desire to be black?
Money, attention, victimhood, power and fame!
First, it was Australian hip-hop artist, blonde-haired Iggy Azalea, who put on a heavy Southern accent & voice to sound like a black artist and now it is a civil rights activist, a white girl who has lied about her race and lied about being oppressed, harassed and having to hunt for food as a child using a bow and arrow.
Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, chair of the city’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, and an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University. Rachel Dolezal lied and fooled the world by saying she is black when she is not!
Rachel Dolezal’s mother, Ruthanne Dolezal, exposed the lie and says that after she and her husband (both Caucasian) adopted four African-American children, Rachel Dolezal began to “disguise herself” as African-American.
Why would Rachel do this and create lies about racist threats being made against her, including nooses found near her home?
Victimhood as a means to get attention, recognition, power and control.
Rachel Dolezal could have simply stated that while she is Caucasian she identifies with the black culture and ethnicity without deceiving people by masking her appearance, making lies that she is black and fabricating that she suffered hate crimes, that she had to use bows and arrows to hunt for her own food or that she lived in South Africa. She even created fake hate mail and placed it in her own PO Box.
Rachel Dolezal had a job at Eastern Washington University teaching about the experience of being a black woman, something she obviously knows nothing about.
Rachel Dolezal didn’t simply identify with the black culture, she lied and used it as a way to get sympathy, intense attention, recognition, opportunities. She received a full scholarship from Howard University on the basis that they believed she is black.
Rachel Dolezal was not interested in being an activist – she was more concerned with power: In her application for the Spokane Police Oversight Committee, Rachel Dolezal lied and said she is “African-American, Native American, German, Czech, Swedish, Jewish and Arabic.” The only motive for this lie is power and significance!
Playing victim in adulthood gave Dolezal the opportunity to get recognition and to be granted positions of power and influence. There is no inherent difference between a black and female body, nor psychological differences at birth. The only real differences occur as a result of societal programming and the treatment of blacks and whites.
And she went to great lengths to hide the truth, telling the world she has a black father and even asking her adopted mixed brother, Ezra Dolezal “not to blow her cover.” Ezra says, “It’s kind of a slap in the face to African-Americans because she doesn’t know what it’s like to be black. She’s only been African-American when it benefited her. She hasn’t been through all the struggles.”
Ezra believes that his sister “might have developed some self-hatred” when she was at Howard University and they “saw she was white and she wasn’t treated that well.”
Rachel Dolezal realized she would have more to benefit by lying and claiming to be a black victim of hate crimes and suffering in extreme poverty as a child.
People will go to extreme lengths and measures to receive empathy and attention, such as Munchausen Syndrome where people fake terminal illnesses and psychological trauma. Rachel Dolezal faked being black along with fake psychological trauma and suffering in order to play the victim, get empathy, a professorship, and various positions of power and influence!
Further, some people have an extraordinary ability to deceive themselves and then proceed to live the lies that they create.
“When she applied [to Howard University] they thought she was a black student. When she came there, they saw she was white and she wasn’t treated that well, especially by people that worked there. She probably started developing this kind of dislike for being white and dislike for white people. She used to tell Izaiah … that all white people are racists. She might have developed some self-hatred.” – Ezra Dolezal
“It’s not about race, it’s about integrity. If you’re a leader, you have to have integrity. She clearly lacks integrity. The other piece is credibility.” – Kitara Johnson, a member of the Spokane NAACP chapter, who also organized an online petition calling for Dolezal to take a leave of absence.
* Iggy Azalea using the black culture for her own gain:
Iggy Azalea, whose thick southern US-accent, coterie of black dancers, practised booty shaking and machine-gun raps about “lettin’ you know what da fuck I been through” sit somewhat at odds with her pale skin, blond hair and Australian origins. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/21/rachel-dolezal-ali-g-blacking-up
* Does Transracial exist? Is race as fluid as gender?
* Does Rachel Dolezal suffer from something similar to Munchausen Syndrome (faking an illness to get attention and sympathy)?
* How do we form our identity?
*What is wrong with a white woman identifying with another race?
* The differences between race and ethnicity
* What is the effect on black culture with a white woman lying about being black?
* The dangers of trying to victimize oneself
* How did Iggy Azalea’s white race help her to become successful in a black male dominated music industry of hip-hop?