Rachel Dolezal to start talking on Tuesday!

Rachel Dolezal to start talking on Tuesday!

The woman who falsely claimed to be partly African American is to break her silence on Tuesday. The numerous interviews will come the following day after she resigned from NAACP chapter president.

The woman who falsely claimed to be partly African American is to break her silence on Tuesday. The numerous interviews will come the following day after she resigned from NAACP chapter president.

On Monday evening it was announced that Rachel Dolezal agreed to give numerous interviews on Tuesday. She is to speak out in the TODAY show as well as to have sit-downs with NBC Nightly News. Besides, she will take part in such African-American-focused web verticals as MSNBC and NBCBLK.

On Monday Rachel Dolezal resigned from the position of a president of the Spokane, Wash, chapter of the NAACP. Before her resignation there were numerous scandals, which exploded last week. It happened because that woman had been portraying herself as African-American, although both her parents publicly confirmed to be of European origin.

Childhood photo of Rachel Dolezal as a proof that she is of European origin

Childhood photo of Rachel Dolezal as a proof that she is of European origin

She explained her actions, including stepping aside from the Presidency, as complete devotion to the cause of racial and social justice as well as the NAACP.

Please know I will never stop fighting for human rights and will do everything in my power to help and assist, whether it means stepping up or stepping down, because this is not about me.

– said Dolezal in a statement.

Another interesting fact in the history of Dolezal’s activity was the fact that she had once sued Howard University on the basis of discrimination, what emerged on Monday. Rachel filed that lawsuit in 2002, just after her graduation. She claimed to be discriminated by the historically black university while studying there as an MFA student.
Howard University’s spokesperson stated that they had no further comments on the question as it had been closed.

In her turn Dolezal admitted she had been discriminated on the basis of:
race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender, as well as retaliation.

Besides, she stated that her artworks had been removed from the student exhibition in 2001 on discriminatory purposes. Later Rachel added that on the same basis the university denied her scholarship aid and a teaching assistantship while she was a student, and an instructorship after graduation.

However, it was confirmed on the matter of instructorship that Dolezal instead of applying for advertised faculty position dropped off her resume and a cover letter with the Art Department after her graduation. Rachel was answered that there had been no teaching positions then available. Besides, a part-time instructor which was later hired had different ‘area of focus’ with Dolezal, so it can’t be counted as evidence of discrimination.

Dolezal’s complaint was denied by the D.C. Court of Appeals in 2005 due to the lack of proofs that Rachel had been discriminated on the race basis.

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