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  • Seattle Schools to 6th Graders: No Soda For You, But Here's An IUD

    07/03/2015 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    From mandates about what food children can eat to draconian attendance policies, it’s becoming increasingly clear that parental rights do not exist when you send your child to public school, as The Blaze’s Matt Walsh has argued before. But in Seattle, it’s even worse. In at least 13 public schools in the area, where kids are banned from even having soda or candy, middle and high school-aged girls can get a taxpayer-funded IUD without their parents’ consent. CNS News reports: [Long-acting reversible contraceptives] are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by...
  • Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

    07/02/2015 10:16:17 PM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 21 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Steven Ertelt, Rebecca Downs
    When asked if a sixth grader could get an IUD implanted without parental consent, Take Charge told CNSNews.com: “We encourage all Take Charge providers to offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in their clinics. A young person does not need parental consent to obtain a LARC or any other contraceptive method…If the young person is not choosing abstinence, she would be able to select a LARC and have it inserted without parental consent.”
  • U.S. Confirms First Measles Death Since 2003

    07/02/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 69 replies
    .huffingtonpost.com AP ^ | July 2, 2015 | Martha Bellisle
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman lacked some of the measles' common symptoms, such as a rash, so the infection was not discovered until an autopsy, Washington State Department of Health spokesman Donn Moyer said. This is the 11th case of measles in Washington — and the sixth in Clallam County — this year, Moyer said.
  • Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

    07/02/2015 3:51:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | July 2, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT, REBECCA DOWNS
    Earlier this month, LifeNews.com reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission.The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle canÂ’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her unborn child immediately after conception. Or, if she uses another method, she can increase her chances of health risks for...
  • Seattle 6th Graders Can’t Get a Coke at School, But Can Get an IUD

    07/02/2015 2:07:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kathleen Brown
    (CNSNews.com) -- Middle and high school students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar at 13 Seattle public schools, but they can get a taxpayer-funded intrauterine device (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent. School-based health clinics in at least 13 Seattle-area public high schools and middle schools offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including IUDs and hormonal implants, to students in sixth-grade and above at no cost, according to Washington State officials. LARCs are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg....
  • Girl Scouts returns $100,000 donation over transgender stipulation

    07/02/2015 12:34:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/2/15 | Lisa Bourne
    July 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - An unusual request from a major donor to a regional branch of the U.S. Girl Scouts has drawn attention to the organization’s ongoing support for gender ideology and transgender issues. Girl Scouts of Western Washington CEO Megan Ferland revealed last week that the council had recently received a donation for $100,000. However, after the Girl Scouts’ practice of allowing boys who identify as girls to join the Scouts hit the news during the media’s coverage of the Bruce Jenner case, Ferland says she received a note from the donor putting a condition on the donation.“Please guarantee...
  • Christian Preachers Brutally Beaten at Gay Pride Festival (Seattle)

    07/01/2015 5:17:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/30/15 | Todd Starnes
    Two street preachers were brutally beaten—punched and kicked—by a crowd at a gay pride festival in Seattle and the entire melee was captured on video. The preachers were holding signs reading "Repent or Else" and "Jesus Saves From Sin." The video shows a group of people initially screaming and threatening the men during Pridefest at the Seattle Space Needle. Television station KOMO reported that some of the attackers belonged to a group called NOH8.
  • Girl Scouts Raise $250K for Transgender Cause

    07/01/2015 10:18:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7-1-15 | Christine Niles
    A Girl Scouts troop in the state of Washington has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the caveat that it could not be used to support transgender scouts. In an interview Tuesday, Megan Ferland, CEO of the Girls Scouts of Western Washington, said, "Girl Scouts is for every girl, and that is every girl regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion. Every girl is every girl." This includes boys who think they're girls. The Girl Scouts claim their policy is one of "inclusivity," and they welcome transgender scouts, and in fact have several such members...
  • Common Core Crack-Up

    06/29/2015 7:43:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in education continue to crumble when they encounter reality. “Not a single junior at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School showed up to take this spring’s Smarter Balanced tests (SBAC—one version of the COMMON Core standardized tests), according to a school district spokeswoman,” according to the editors at Rethinking Schools. “Earlier this year, a group of teachers, administrators, parents, and students had agreed to boycott the standardized tests, but Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland threatened teachers with the loss of their teachers licenses if they didn’t administer the test.” “Under this pressure, the school’s...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Port of Olympia identifies cause of chemical spill: ruptured ball valve

    06/25/2015 1:49:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    eaglefordtexas. ^ | 2 days ago | ROLF BOONE
    A hydrogen peroxide spill at the Port of Olympia earlier this year was the result of a ball valve that ruptured after a buildup of the chemical. The valve needed to be vented, but due to a lack of venting, 9,600 gallons of hydrogen peroxide were released, which led to a temporary evacuation of port staff and nearby businesses on Jan. 28. That was according to port environmental programs director Alex Smith, who brought the port commission up to speed Monday night about the spill and the next steps in the process. Auburn-based engineering company Parametrix was hired by the...
  • VIDEO: Mayor Murray unveils rainbow crosswalks on Capitol Hill [ Seattle gay area ]

    06/23/2015 5:11:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    KIRO TV (CBS) - Seattle ^ | June 23, 2015 | Staff
    As Pride Week gets underway in Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray unveiled new rainbow crosswalks at several Capitol Hill intersections Tuesday morning. There are 11 crosswalks on Capitol Hill getting the rainbow treatment -- for a total cost of more than $100,000 according to the city's transportation director. Seven of those were painted and treated overnight and four others will be finished Tuesday night. The idea has been discussed for some time, but was delayed by logistics and cost. It was initially said that the colorful crosswalks cost about $6,000 for a total of $66,000 for all 11. The money comes...
  • No Joke: Most Black Voters Think Rachel Dolezal Should Have Stayed At The NAACP

    06/22/2015 6:25:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 22, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it’s come to this [emphasis mine]: Most voters agree that racial identity should be based on birth, not preference, but black voters are less critical than others of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who identifies as black who recently resigned from her post at the NAACP. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Dolezal was being deceitful by claiming she was black. Just 13% disagree, while 23% are not sure. However, while most white (65%) and other minority voters (68%) believe Dozelal [sic] was being deceitful, just 46% of black voters...
  • ‘Black’ Rachel Dolezal: Whites shouldn’t discuss racism

    06/21/2015 3:48:00 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 18, 2015 | Dave Huber
    As if the case of Rachel Dolezal couldn’t get any sillier, anti-racism activist Tim Wise says that the “black” former NAACP chapter president once “tried to stop him from speaking” at Eastern Washington University because … “white folks can’t speak with any legitimacy to issues of racism.” Dolezal was a part-time professor at the college.
  • Democracy Makes a Comeback

    06/21/2015 12:56:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    HeÂ’s back. And heÂ’s not running for president. (Not yet?) Just when big government boosters in the Evergreen State thought it was safe to raise taxes, Tim Eyman and the group Voters Want More Choices have returned to the streets with Initiative 1366. I-1366 is identical to Initiative 1325, a measure Mr. Eyman failed to get onto the 2014 ballot. That flop came after the ballot initiative guruÂ’s biggest benefactor had passed away. And not long after the Washington Supreme Court had struck down as unconstitutional his previous initiative requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature or a vote of...
  • Team Obamatrade Planning Tricky Effort to Sneak Export-Import Bank Reauthorization into Deal

    06/18/2015 5:55:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Matthew Boyle
    In the final hours before the House votes on a new leadership-concocted scheme to sneak Obamatrade past the American public, it’s been revealed that pro-Obamatrade forces are now aiming to sneak a renewal of the highly controversial Export Import Bank into the deal to secure Senate passage later if the House passes it on Thursday. “I and all the other members there are looking for a guarantee … for a deal to be good it’s got to have enforcement, TAA, I think it’s got to have Ex-Im reauthorization,” Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat who’s angling for this in the deal,...
  • Video: Spokane unanimously boots famed ethnic-identity pioneer from police board

    06/19/2015 11:26:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Someday, we’ll recall these as the days of struggle, comrades, in pursuit of redistribution of heritage. After all, why should the Irish get all the blarney, or the Italians all the pasta? And don’t even get me started on the Swiss. On the other hand, if Rachel Dolezal’s motivation came from a deep-seated need to appropriate the claimed victimhood of others, maybe she no longer needs to fake her ethnicity any longer, since she’s become almost universally rejected for her own fakery. Spokane’s city council unanimously decided to end Dolezal’s association with the city, although the action comes in response...
  • Rachel Dolezal Declares Herself to Be Bisexual

    06/19/2015 2:47:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 92 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | June 19, 2015 | Dave Blount
    When faux black Rachel Dolezal was offered a reality show, I thought: that’s it, this farce is now complete; it perfectly encapsulates our tawdry age of moonbattery run amok. Then when we learned of a Rachel Dolezal sex tape, I thought: okay, it wasn’t complete before, but now it is. Yet the story still wasn’t finished. Rachel Dolezal had not yet proclaimed herself to be a polysexual pervert: Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP President accused of misrepresenting her race and masquerading as a black woman, revealed she is bisexual in an interview with NBC Nightly News. “I’m bisexual. And so,...
  • The Creepy Consequences of Oppression Chic

    06/19/2015 5:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | MIchelle Malkin
    Why was America so shocked by homegirl hoaxer Rachel Dolezal? The spray-tanned con artist, who resigned this week as head of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of (Artificially) Colored People, is the inevitable outcome of academia's cult of manufactured victimhood. College campuses have been grooming a cadre of professional minority fakers and fraudsters for decades. The notorious pretendians Ward Churchill and Elizabeth Warren faked their Native American status to bolster their faculty credentials at the University of Colorado and Harvard, respectively. It was a mutually beneficial racket for all poseur parties involved. Churchill and Warren...
  • Ex-NAACP leader Dolezal booted from police board (in unanimous vote)

    06/19/2015 10:04:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who garnered significant media attention after revelations that she had misrepresented her racial heritage, has been voted off a Washington city police oversight commission. The Spokane City Council held a unanimous vote to remove Dolezal from a spot on the city’s police oversight board on Thursday, according to KREM-TV in Spokane.
  • Rachel Dolezal Removed From Local Police Commission

    06/19/2015 2:16:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    The Spokane City Council has voted to remove Rachel Dolezal, the former Spokane NAACP president, from the city’s volunteer police ombudsman commission. The 6-0 vote came Thursday afternoon, KREM-TV reported. On Wednesday, Mayor David Condon and Spokane Council President Ben Stuckart called for Dolezal and two others to step down from the five-member commission after an independent investigation found the three commissioners acted improperly and violated government rules.
  • Rachel Dolezal to PEOPLE: 'I Will Not Resign' from Spokane Police Commission

    06/18/2015 3:54:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    People ^ | 06/18/2015 | CHRISTINE PELISEK
    The day after Spokane city officials asked her to resign from the city's volunteer Police Ombudsman Commission amid allegations of "intimidating and harassing behavior," former NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal says she's not stepping down from the post. "I will not resign," she tells PEOPLE. "I have done nothing wrong and neither has [board members] Adrian Dominguez or Kevin Berkompass." The investigation into the alleged misconduct by Dolezal and the two board members was instigated by a whistleblower in April. The investigation found that the three board members created a negative work environment for the employee, manipulated the minutes of...
  • So THAT'S how she does it! Rachel Dolezal 'gets regular spray tans for $60 a month'

    06/17/2015 5:43:24 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/16/2015 | Kelly McLaughlin, Mia De Graaf
    Full title: So THAT'S how she does it! Rachel Dolezal 'gets regular spray tans for $60 a month' and wears a weave to maintain her black identity Rachel Dolezal's dark skin is the result of regular spray tans, reports claim. The former NAACP director, who is white but pretended to be black, is a regular at Palm Beach Tan in Spokane, Washington, sources told TMZ. According to the source, her preferred brand is Mystic Tan, which offers a 'deeper, longer lasting tan' than many of its competitors. It costs $30 a spray, which wear off in three-to-seven days, or $60...
  • Rachel Dolezal is not only a liar and a poseur but a fine art plagiarist

    06/16/2015 9:08:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | June 16, 2015 | Howard Portnoy
    Among the works by her exhibited at ArtPal is a painting with the title “The Shape of Our Kind,” ... A better title would have been ‘The Slave Ship.” That’s the title that Romantic landscape painter J.M.W. Turner gave to his 1840 masterpiece, which hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. ... While Dolezal’s painting is not identical pixel for pixel, the style and content are unmistakably lifted from the Turner work. Unlike the Turner painting, which is priceless, Dolezal’s near-knockoff comes with a price: $5,100. Maybe a psychiatric evaluation wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all.
  • Dear Rachel: Here’s What I Wrote After I Got Mad Watching Your Interview

    06/16/2015 7:48:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Root ^ | June 16 2015 | HILARY BEARD
    The author shares a real black American experience to counter the made-up “black experience” that race pretenderIt’s really not that “complicated,” #RachelDolezal. Because, no, you didn’t “go there with the experience”; no, you’re not a black hairdresser; no, you didn’t have to play black to be your black children’s mom; and no, this discussion about race and what it means to be black—while rich and important and long overdue—hasn’t occurred “at your expense.” But other people will let you have it for those transgressions. I’ll just share my personal experience because I think, just by laying it out, that you’ll...
  • Ex-NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

    06/16/2015 7:07:31 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/16/2015 | Greg Botelho
    (CNN)Rachel Dolezal -- fresh off of stepping down as head of the Spokane NAACP chapter over criticism that she's portrayed herself as black, even though she was born white -- stood by that self-assessment Tuesday, insisting, "I identify as black." Dolezal did not deny her parents are white, that she was born white, or that she has changed how she looks at herself over the years in an interview on NBC's "Today" show. And she admitted not having corrected various published reports over the years labeling her as transracial, biracial and black. At the same time, Dolezal -- while admitting...
  • Comedian Dave Chappelle Says Blacks Should Keep Former NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal

    06/15/2015 11:10:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Comedian Dave Chappelle is not going to be joking about Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP leader who stepped down from her post as president of the Spokane, Washington chapter. She is accused of misrepresenting herself as a black woman when, in fact, she is white. Chappelle was giving a high school graduation commencement address at his alma mater in Spokane Sunday, and was asked about Dolezal, who was ‘outed’ by her white parents. The comedian said that blacks should go ahead and ‘draft’ Dolezal. Chapelle has never shied away from racial controversy. He was referring to a segment on his television...
  • Ex-NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal to Appear on "Today" Show Amid Race Furor

    06/15/2015 8:52:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/15
    Rachel Dolezal had come under scrutiny after her parents said she was white and had been pretending to be black for years.Rachel Dolezal, the former leader of the NAACP in Spokane will break her silence in exclusive interviews with NBC News and MSNBC on Tuesday. Dolezal stepped down from her post on Monday, days after her parents' claims that she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years sparked calls for her resignation and a nationwide dialogue about racial identity. "It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside...
  • Rachel Dolezal’s Black Woman Ruse: It Was All About Social Capital

    06/15/2015 8:16:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    The Grio ^ | June 15, 2015 | Demetria Lucas D'Oyley
    In the countless articles and conversations about Rachel Dolezal, so many have wondered why ol’ girl would pretend to be black. I can’t tell if they mean that question genuinely, like, “like who in their right mind would she put on this ruse for a decade?” Or is it self-depreciating like, “why would anyone in ther right mind want to be black, given the burdens of being such?” I’m going to give the benefit and hope most folks mean the former, not the latter. And to answer that I’ve got a theory, that goes beyond, “um, duh. Because black women...
  • RACHEL DOLEZAL AND THE OVEREARNEST UPLIFTERS

    06/15/2015 2:56:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    First Things ^ | January 12, 2015 | Matthew Schmitz
    Langston Hughes looked kindly on racial “passing.” In his essay, Fooling Our White Folks, he describes it as a con at the expense of whites who deserve whatever they get: “Because our American whites are stupid in so many ways, racially speaking, I have great tolerance for persons of color who deliberately set out to fool our white folks.”Our white folks are very easily fooled. Being so simple about race, why shouldn’t they be? . . . since they are prejudiced, there’s no harm in fooling the devil, is there? . . . Most colored folks think that as long...
  • Revealed: Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University for … discriminating against her because she’s white

    06/15/2015 2:20:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2015 | AllahPundit
    This was in 2002, before the “transition.” 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...
  • Civil rights activist who posed as black 'sued university for anti-white discrimination'

    06/15/2015 1:56:08 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 70 replies
    THE TELEGRAPH ^ | 15 Jun 14 | David Lawler
    Rachel Dolezal sued historically black Howard University for discriminating against her because she was white, according to a report The woman who resigned today as head of a civil rights group after being "outed" as white by her parents sued a university for discriminating against her for being white, according to a report by The Smoking Gun website. Rachel Dolezal, 37, has stepped down today as president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Spokane, Washington after it was revealed that she had pretended to be black for several years:
  • We Had the Nation's First Transracial Coming Out Right Here on This Program!

    06/15/2015 1:27:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I have to tell you here, I remain always surprised by this. I have a gigantic audio sound bite roster. By the way, I'm just gonna tell you up front, it will be impossible for me to get to everything I want to get to today. There's just so much of it. And some of it is gonna require in-depth. For example, I've got this audio sound bite roster here, do you realize, they make things up about me when I'm gone so that they can bounce things off of other people. They make up things I haven't...
  • March 3, 2015: Local NAACP president stands up against racist threats

    06/15/2015 2:43:36 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Gannett's KREM ^ | March 3, 2015 | Shawn Chitnis
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The President of the Spokane NAACP received a racist package that included death threats in February. Spokane City leaders said the package arrived not long after resident of Millwood found KKK flyers in their driveways. Officials said the package contained pictures of a gun pointed toward the camera, pictures of lynchings and references to local cases involving race. The documents were signed "War Pig Retired."
  • SPD suspends all cases involving Rachel Dolezal

    06/15/2015 1:58:06 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Gannett KREM ^ | 10 June 2015 | Shawn Chitnis
    Leaders with the Spokane Police Department suspended all cases involving Rachel Dolezal Friday afternoon. The decision came one day after Dolezal's claims of harassment and race came under internationally scrutiny with the help of the internet. SPD tweeted that all cases involving the leader of the NAACP in Spokane were suspended.
  • Rachel Dolezal, Accused of Pretending to Be Black, Resigning NAACP Post

    06/15/2015 9:06:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 231 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-15-2015 | NBC News
    Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP chapter president who was accused of pretending to be black, said Monday that she would step down.
  • MSNBC Host Weighs in On Rachel Dolezal With a ‘Stupid’ Remark That’s Backfiring Big Time [Video]

    06/15/2015 10:55:13 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 82 replies
    IJReview ^ | June 14, 2015 | Justen Charter
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry shared her thoughts about the Rachel Dolezal story with one of her guests. Perry said: “But is it possible that she might actually be black? The best way that I know how to describe this and I want to be very careful here. Because I don’t want to say it’s equivalent to the transgender experience. But there is a useful language in trans and cis, which is to just to say some of us are born cis-gendered, some of us are born trans-gendered. But I wonder can it be that one would be cis-black...
  • Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal resigns

    06/15/2015 9:24:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    tucsonnewsnow.com ^ | 6/15/2015 | George Jones
    Rachel Dolezal, the president of the NAACP in Spokane, WA, announced in a statement Monday morning she is stepping down from her position. Dolezal had come under fire in the last week amid criticism she lied about her ethnicity. She previously claimed her father was black. Her parents, Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal, said they were of European descent. They also provided a birth certificate from Montana affirming they were her her parents and that they were white.
  • Spokane NAACP leader cancels meeting amid furor

    06/14/2015 10:30:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    KOMO-TV, Seattle ^ | June 14, 2015 | Associated Press and KOMO Staff
    The leader of the Spokane NAACP, Rachel Dolezal, canceled a chapter meeting Monday where she was expected to speak about the furor sparked over her racial identity. Her parents have said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years though she is actually white. Dolezal sent out an email Sunday cancelling the meeting "due to the need to continue discussion with regional and national NAACP leaders." Some, however, questioned whether she had the power to do so. KREM-TV in Spokane, quoting from an email thread sent to NAACP members, says the head of the chapter's executive committee questioned whether...
  • Spokane Police Suspend ALL CASES of ‘Hate Crimes’ Against Fake Black Activist

    06/14/2015 7:01:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 93 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/13/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Spokane police suspended all reported hate crimes against fake black activists Rachel Dolezal on Friday. Investigators said the controversial letters did not have a post office stamp or barcode and therefore were most likely placed into the box by someone with a key. Rachel Dolezal said she was disappointed the investigation did not produce any arrests. She told KXLY News, “As a mother of two black sons I would never terrorize my children.” Dolezal claims she was the victim of hate crimes but police suspended their investigation after suspicious letters lacked postal markings. Dolezal was outed as a fake black...
  • White Women Have Always Stolen Black Beauty

    06/14/2015 6:04:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 13, 2015 | Keli Goff
    White people have been reaping the rewards of appropriating black culture for years. At least Rachel Dolezal was doing it to educate others.There’s been a lot of outrage directed at Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights activist recently outed for “passing” as a black woman. But some of us are scratching our heads trying to figure out why Dolezal’s particular case has evoked such anger when she’s simply doing what has been standard in American culture for years: hijacking aspects of black culture, and black beauty in particular, reaping the rewards while black women with the same attributes rarely do. According...
  • Petition Calls for Dolezal's Resignation From NAACP

    06/14/2015 5:40:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    KXLY ^ | Jun 14 2015 | Allie Norton
    One local NAACP member is asking for Rachel Dolezal's resignation. Kitara Johnson has set up an online petition through the website MoveOn.Org and has received more than 200 signatures as of Sunday night. "We don't care what race she is, but when you are leader, it doesn't even matter if you've made a mistake but the fact that you will not respond to the people, that you won't issue and apology,” Johnson said. “Come clean.” Dolezal has been portraying herself as an African American, despite the face that her Montana birth certificate lists her as white. Johnson said that she...
  • Rachel Dolezal: Yes, I Consider Myself Black (White NAACP Leader Speaks Out)

    06/14/2015 5:28:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    BET ^ | 06/14/2015 | Latifah Muhammad
  • Rachel Dolezal Gave Lectures on ‘Nappiness’ and ‘the Brown Paper Bag Test’...

    06/14/2015 4:55:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    The Grio ^ | June 13, 2015
    Rachel Dolezal gave lectures on ‘nappiness’ and ‘the brown paper bag test’, once told student she didn’t look ‘Hispanic enough’Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP, may not have been born black, but according to family and former students, she fully committed to acting like she was. On the heels of the controversy surrounding her ethnic background, a video from February has been uncovered of the Eastern Washington University professor giving a lecture on the history of black hair, nappiness, and her own experiences. The most ironic moment of the clip being when she touches on...
  • Let’s Enjoy the Best Rachel Dolezal Jokes While We Await the Hot Takes

    06/14/2015 4:41:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jessica Roy
    When news broke last night that the president of Spokane's NAACP chapter Rachel Dolezal is actually a white woman who's been pretending for years to be black, Twitter erupted into a cacophony of outrage, disbelief, and — best of all — jokes. While we prepare for the impending storm of hot takes — and, as activist Deray McKesson put it, some actually interesting essays exploring "performative blackness, appropriation as reality, and the white gaze" — let's take a moment to enjoy the humor in this before it's considered too mean. For instance, Dolezal's Twitter handle is literally @HarlmRenaissanc. You can't...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Blasts Rachel Dolezal’s Parents For Her Scandal

    06/14/2015 4:25:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jun 13, 2015 | Sonya Eskridge
    Rev. Al Sharpton is questioning why Rachel Dolezal’s parents chose to out her for faking her racial identity now of all times. The Black community was really shocked to find out that the president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter was pretending to be a Black woman. This information was new to us, but this was really nothing new for her family. Despite what Rachel’s done during her tenure at the NAACP, and the lengths she’s gone to to make everyone believe that she’s a Black woman, Al told TMZ that her parents are really the only ones to blame for...
  • Rachel Dolezal's appearance is 'blackface,' brother says

    06/14/2015 11:07:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/14/15 | Ray Sanchez and Ben Brumfield
    (snip) It wasn't until around 2007, her parents said, that Dolezal began identifying herself more with the African-American community, according to her mother. Her parents say Rachel Dolezal "has chosen to distance herself from the family." According to court documents obtained by CNN, Rachel Dolezal's adopted brother, Izaiah -- who is black -- sought emancipation from Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal in 2010. The adopted brother, now 21, said the Dolezals used "physical forms of punishment" and had sent his brother and sister away to group homes because they didn't cooperate with the couple's religion and rules. 'Slap in the face'...
  • NAACP Leader in Race Cover-Up Moonlights as ‘Ethnic Hair Stylist’

    06/14/2015 10:55:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14, 2015 | Emmett Burg and Laura Italiano
    How does she hair-do it? She does it herself! Embattled Spokane, Wash. NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is an “ethnic hair stylist” who’s been doing her own — and, for a price, other people’s hair — for years, The Post has learned. That’s how Dolezal has been able to toggle effortlessly from Afro, to dreds, and back to Afro again, say those who know her in Spokane.
  • Rachel Dolezal: Is A Dude Playing a Dude Disguised As Another Dude

    06/13/2015 10:07:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Doug Giles
    If you’re a conservative comedian then OMG … did Jesus hand you some comedic gold this past week in the form of a white chick posing as a black chick who's been heading up an NAACP chapter in Spokane. If that’s not a gift from heaven then I don’t know what is. Yep, this past week the NAACP’s Rachel Dolezal got busted for playing like she’s some sort of Jackie Brown character for the last several years. Her parents were the ones who called bullshit on Rachel's ruse, stating that she hails from German, Czech and Swedish descent; which means...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Blasts Rachel Dolezal’s Parents For Her Scandal

    06/13/2015 7:41:43 PM PDT · by South40 · 69 replies
    NEWSONE.COM ^ | 13 JUN 15 | Sonya Eskridge, Hello Beautiful
    Rev. Al Sharpton is questioning why Rachel Dolezal’s parents chose to out her for faking her racial identity now of all times. The Black community was really shocked to find out that the president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter was pretending to be a Black woman. This information was new to us, but this was really nothing new for her family. Despite what Rachel’s done during her tenure at the NAACP, and the lengths she’s gone to to make everyone believe that she’s a Black woman, Al told TMZ that her parents are really the only ones to blame for...