a letter to friend "c", who had sent me an email detailing rachel dolezal's lawsuit against howard university complaining that she'd been discriminated against because she was "white." this is the lady who resigned being a chapter president of the spokane, washington n.a.a.c.p. when it was revealed (by her white parents) that she is not in fact "black."
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/rachel-dolezal-discrimination-lawsuit-786451 hat tip to carolyn e, "abraxas," who tells me everything.
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c:she lied. plain enough to see. about a lot of things.but, in the process, she fashioned herself out of "whole cloth," inventing a person who hadn't existed before. one that better suited her aspirations.by way of comparison, how is this so very much different from what barack obama did to become u.s. senator, u.s. president. he simply invented himself, and lied to do it.i doubt very much that you will see obama vilify her. to do so, will be to criticize himself. and, he knows this. as does al sharpton, who went pretty easy on her. as have her n.a.a.c.p. associates in spokane, who have spoken of her commitment.likewise, i doubt that you will find the progressive left criticizing her very much. because, you see, they have basically fashioned the meme of their modern oppression and victimhood out of whole cloth, simply to gain political advantage, and to seek government largess and privileged status.police brutality. (no accident she sought membership on a police conduct review board.) the rise of black power in the face of political and social repression. (which simply does not exist, except in the ideology of the left.)in short, just as the black community, the entire agenda of the left is based upon the same sort of bald face lying, distortion and false assertion that she engaged in.no, the left will not criticize her very much, just as obama will not.birds of a feather, as it were. they are, they have become, who they assert they are, just as their marxist beliefs dictate. little matter that they have not experienced the oppression they so roundly criticize.i am not saying nor denying that others have not. but, the academics, the politicos, the political activists and the race baiters have not. as a matter of fact, like ms. dolezal was until just last week, they are among society's privileged.just as mz. dolezal, they are fundamentally poseurs. boulevariers. authors of their own narratives and identities. and, the more false the identities fashioned, the more jealously the identities held to.john