When you think the world can’t be anymore bizarre, up pops Rachel Dolezal a self-proclaimed "African-American" with an "African-American dad" who also heads up the NAACP’s Spokane, Washington chapter.

However as reported throughout the week Dolezal isn’t African American, her birth father isn’t African American  and apparently she no longer heads up the NAACP’s Spokane, Washington chapter.

End of story? Not quite. It seems that there’s another side to “bizarre” in that Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University in 2002 for racial discrimination because she was; get this, “white”!

Dolezal accused the historically black college of improperly blocking her job as a teaching assistant, rejecting her application to be a post-graduate instructor, and denying her scholarship aid.

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.

Judge Zoe Bush dismissed Dolezal’s complaint in February 2004, 18 months after the lawsuit was filed and Dolezal was deposed on several occasions. Bush found no evidence that Dolezal was discriminated on the basis of race or other factors. The D.C. Court of Appeals subsequently affirmed Bush’s decision.

Obviously Dolezal has some serious pigmentation issues that need to be resolved telling NBC’s Today Show that she doesn’t think of herself as white. “I identify as black,” adding that she was first identified as “transracial” when she was working in Idaho, and then people started identifying her as biracial. Dolezal said her identity as a black woman was cemented when she got custody of her adopted brother, who is black, and he told her she was his “real” mom. “I certainly can’t be seen as white and be Izaiah’s mom,” Dolezal said. Asked if she would do it all the same, Dolezal said: “I would.”…chalk one up for ”bizarre.”

h/t: WZ



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