Rachel Dolezal Once Sued Howard Univ. for Discrimination

Rachel Dolezal Once Sued Howard Univ. for Discrimination
June 15 15:24 2015 Print This Article

by Yvette Carnell

Rachel Dolezal may stake her claim in blackness now, but back in 2002, she obviously still viewed herself as a white woman since that’s when she sued Howard University for discrimination.

According to The Smoking Gun, Dolezal sued Howard University in court but her case was dismissed.

Dolezal, who resigned from the Spokane NAACP early Monday, sued Howard University in 2002, the same year she graduated from the HBCU with a Masters in Fine Arts, for denying her teaching jobs because she was a white woman.

She named both the university and Professor Alfred Smith as defendants in a lawsuit filed at Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court.

It would seem now that Dolezal chooses her race–black or white– based upon which is more convenient.

In statement to the Spokane NAACP, Dolezal wrote that “challenging the construct of race is at the core of evolving human consciousness”, but in 2002, no one could surmise that she was challenging racial constructs. Instead, the only conclusion to be reached is that she was clear on her status as a white woman who was being mistreated by a black college.

In Dolezal’s statement, she also bemoaned how the dialogue had “shifted” to the “context of defining racial identity.” But here again, Dolezal held no ambiguity about her status as a white woman when she sued Howard University.

More and more, it seems that Dolezal has been race hustling her way to the top; selling her black art and pushing her diversity training when convenient, while suing an HBCU when in line with her agenda.

Dolezal didn’t want to be black so much as she wanted to get paid to be black. She had a lot of black art to sell, then she entered the world of diversity training and activism. Jackpot.

We have enough of our own hustlers, though, and are in no need of imports. What will Dolezal do now that she can no longer teach us about black hair or marginalization? Who knows. But the better question is… who cares?

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MorganaLeFay
MorganaLeFay

What is even more tragic is that the NAACP were defending her when her lies came to light. I thought it was common sense that when someone is caught purposefully misrepresenting themselves, they should be punished. At the very least, she should have been fined- at the most, the NAACP should have taken out a lawsuit against her for misusing their organization. She is senile. 

SS Johnson
SS Johnson

I absolutely think she's a race hustler and used blackface to get ahead. In addition to other comments she has made her interview with Matt Lauer, I also find her claim of using brown instead of peach crayons hardly believable. Lies have already been told. With media training and the power of "spin", I have no reason to believe that this isn't another.

HaroldlClayton
HaroldlClayton

Rachel, Rachel what we gonna do with her ? Since we Amerikkkanized  Knee-Growpeans wanted integration and 'bed' fellowship now we have it !!!!???

TinaSue
TinaSue

There are too many Black men coming to the defense of this White woman, and NOT to the defense of Black women (their Mothers, Sisters, Aunts, Grandmothers).  Had it been a White man with a fake Afro who did this, Black men would be up in arms about it and expect Black women to support them.  Yet, this fake White woman can lie, claim  our identity, while taking home a $100,000.00 yearly salary that could sorely be used by a Black woman.

HANNIBAL the VICTOR
HANNIBAL the VICTOR

Of course she did. Anyone who starts off a relationship by lying cant be trusted. Black folks are far to accepting of other people which allows us to be easily infiltrated by enemies. Anybody remember that guy Vijay Chokalingham who pretended to be black to make a statement  against affirmative action. I hope im not the only one that sees the beginning of a pattern here.