November 1, 2016
As if we haven’t heard and seen enough of Rachel Dolezal, she’s back and with a brand new book.
Apparently Ms. Dolezal has a lot to say about her upbringing and her place in America, as a black woman.
Here’s a little synopsis of the book:
With In Full Color, Rachael Doležal describes the path that led her from being a child of white evangelical parents to an NAACP chapter president and respected educator and activist who identified as black. Along the way, she’ll discuss the deep emotional bond she formed with her four adopted black siblings, the sense of belonging she felt while living in black communities in Jackson, Mississippi and Washington, D.C., and the discrimination she’s suffered while living as a black woman.
Her story is nuanced and complex, and in the process of telling it, she forces us to consider race in an entirely new light—not as a biological imperative, but as a function of the experiences we have, the culture we embrace, and, ultimately, the identity we choose.
Of course, our friends on Black Twitter did NOT spare her:
Rachel Dolezal is about to release a autobiography. Why?
— Kailla Scales (@KaillaScales) November 1, 2016
Rachel Dolezal wrote a memoir about being “discriminated against” but real Black women have trouble finding literary agents. pic.twitter.com/IntCP8sdXz
— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) November 1, 2016
So how long before someone buys the movie rights to Rachel Dolezal’s book and academics start legitimizing being “transracial”?
— Rebecca Theodore (@FilmFatale_NYC) October 31, 2016
Black women when Rachel Dolezal writes about “the discrimination she’s suffered while living as a black woman” in her upcoming book pic.twitter.com/28KifWF7Vg
— Dorothy N. Charles (@dn_charles) October 30, 2016
So let me get this straight Rachel Dolezal the race faker wrote a book on her experiences being “black”?? pic.twitter.com/76otsU6aaL
— Camille BethuneBrown (@CuratingCamille) October 30, 2016
Rachel Dolezal…a white woman…is coming out with a book that details her experiences of…being…black?? pic.twitter.com/p6IlbhpAoZ
— Jojo (@_mojo_joejo) November 1, 2016
TELL US: Will you be reading Rachel’s new book when it drops?