By Hunter Wallace
In spite of her 100 percent European ancestry, Rachel Dolezal’s blackness is reportedly non-negotiable:
“I’ve got to figure it out before August 1, because my last paycheck was like $1,800 in June,” she says. “[I lost] friends and the jobs and the work and—oh, my God—so much at the same time.”
And yet, Dolezal’s claim on black womanhood still seems to be non-negotiable. Even in conversation with an actual black woman on the other end of the line or sitting in her cozy home, Dolezal unequivocally identifies as black. (Never mind the ancestry.com heritage test that arrived on her doorstep the day I visited.)
Dolezal spent years researching and then perfectly molding her black identity. She commands an impressive knowledge of African American literature, its writers, and the history of the Civil Rights movement.” …
I would like to write a book just so that I can send [it to] everybody there as opposed to having to continue explaining,” she says. “After that comes out, then I’ll feel a little bit more free to reveal my life in the racial social-justice movement. I’m looking for the quickest way back to that, but I don’t feel like I am probably going to be able to re-enter that work with the type of leadership required to make change if I don’t have something like a published explanation.”
We also expect to see Rachel Dolezal’s return to the ranks of the “social justice” movement. Perhaps one day our society will overcome its bigotry against trans people who believe they were mistakenly born into the wrong race or species. In the meantime, maybe the SPLC could hire Dolezal like they hired one of the Jena 6?
Note: If Caitlyn Jenner, Chelsea Manning, or Zoey Tur obtained a DNA test, what would it say?