Any Chance of a Thread on Rachel Dolezal?


#1

Inspired by this

I was briefly interested in her story as part of a wider question about race as a social construct but this article made me think not only is she at best incredibly naive and ignorant at worst she’s also quite possibly racist.


#2

Shes’s a fucking idiot


#3

spells she’s wrong :smiley:


#4

I thought I remembered this going quite badly last time but it was alright.


#5

pre-emptive grandpa simpson brothel gif


#6

alright Golem


#7

absolutely not


#8

Gollum you fucknut


#9

The doer has become the er, doee


#10

NOOOOOOOO


#11

Ruffers =


#12

Can’t deny it


#13

Read this yesterday. It’s a great interview on an interesting case. I would be keen to know what Oluo thinks of Dolezal in regards to thoughts of mental health. This piece suggests she shows signs of ‘self-deception’ and body dysmorphic disorder, for eg.
https://thinkprogress.org/how-scientists-explain-rachel-dolezal-4a2ed99165ef


#14

I find her endlessly fascinating.


#15

She’s definitely sick but I don’t think that necessarily means we should feel sorry for her. Or rather I certainly don’t think that means people shouldn’t angry about what she’s done. So really Oluo has no requirement to care about this.


#16

I literally just came here to post this.

Anyway her name is Nkechi Amare Diallos now.


#17

Name changes are fine. Saying her experience is like that of a black person is not.


#18

She’s done nothing wrong.


#19

Did you read the article yeah?


#20

no, totally, the anger’s justified. And it’s not Oluo’s place to diagnose people. But surely any journalist about to sit down and write about/interview her must ask themselves ‘is this person ill, and should this affect my approach to how we interact’. It might, of course, be covered in the book. I don’t wanna read it though.