The Return of the Boom BlackFace
1. If you don’t get the reference in the title go listen to the album it is referencing right now. You will not be sorry.
2. If you haven’t checked out the RachelsMixTape hastag on Twitter, go do it right now because it’s pure comedy gold.
Back? Good, here’s hoping that inoculated you against the bullshit this woman is spewing, She did a Vanity Fair interview, because sure, why wouldn’t they give her more mainstream attention? She’s still claiming that she’s black and denying that she every wore blackface. Because of course she is.
And she’s writing a book. Hey remember when I wrote this “she is going to keep benefiting from her lies. She’s going to write a book and become a white “expert” on Blackness.”
THAT IS TOTALLY HAPPENING.
This is like a goddamn horror movie. She just keeps going like a blackface zombie.
And we are nowhere close to done. Go back and read the linked sentence again. Writing the book is just step one.
Dolezal is still unapologetically identifying as a black woman, still sure that any confusion about her singular story can be explained, still sure she’ll be back in the movement as soon as people stop misunderstanding her.
She also claims that she never wore a costume. She makes this claim while still wearing the fucking costume. because she’s a horrible person and an unrepentant racist. It is the function of every person of integrity, and everyone who cares about equality and, you know, basic truth, to say that and type it whenever her name comes up and then ignore her and everything about her.