Until now, I just considered Rachel Dolezal to be a narcissist and liar. But this changes the whole landscape quite a bit.
Via The Smoking Gun:
The NAACP official who today resigned in the face of evidence that she masqueraded as black once sued Howard University for denying her teaching posts and a scholarship because she was a white woman, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Rachel Dolezal, 37, who headed the NAACP’s Spokane, Washington chapter, sued Howard for discrimination in 2002, the year she graduated from the historically black college with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Dolezal, then known as Rachel Moore, named the university and Professor Alfred Smith as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court. During the pendency of the civil case, Smith was chairman of Howard’s Department of Art.
So someone who claims to identify as African-American sued Howard University for discriminating against her as a white woman? Shake that one around and try and line it up for a minute.
According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal's lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” She alleged that Smith and other school officials improperly blocked her appointment to a teaching assistant post, rejected her application for a post-graduate instructorship, and denied her scholarship aid while she was a student.
The court opinion also noted that Dolezal claimed that the university’s decision to remove some of her artworks from a February 2001 student exhibition was“motivated by a discriminatory purpose to favor African-American students over”her.
As detailed in the court opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit contended that Howard was “permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult.”
So what was her game here, and what does she actually believe? That whites are victims of African-American bias, or vice versa?
That lawsuit went all the way to the DC Court of Appeals, but she lost, and was on the hook for court costs.
What is this woman's actual story? Was she trying to worm her way into social justice organizations to help them, or harm them? Honestly, it just gets weirder and weirder with every new story.