Rachel Dolezal

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Perhaps [I feel] even more stigmatized or perhaps controversial now because I don't really have a group. I'm kind of on a little island. I don't know which one is harder. We'll wait for me to live through the storm before I reflect.
NEW Mar 28 2017
This page is completely dedicated to what Rachel Dolezal has to say. All of Rachel Dolezal’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Rachel Dolezal came from an article called Rachel Dolezal Says ‘Nothing About Whiteness Describes Me’ and Calls Herself ‘Racially Human’ in New Interview: “I don't identify as African American, I identify as black. I feel like it's unfortunate that given our limited vocabulary in a very black and white world it's hard for me to express fully who I am and for people to see that and for me to be accepted and at the same time tell everything about my past. Nothing about whiteness describes me.”.
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I am just looking for opportunities to reenter that field and participate again. I'm hopeful.

I felt less like I was adopting a new identity and more like I was unveiling one that had been there all along. Finally able to embrace my true self, I allowed the little girl I'd colored with a brown crayon so long ago to emerge. I was presented as a con and a fraud and a liar. I think some of the treatment was pretty cruel. I would pretend to be a dark-skinned princess in the Sahara Desert or one of the Bantu women living in the Congo … imagining I was a different person living in a different place was one of the few ways … that I could escape the oppressive environment I was raised in.

I was presented as a con and a fraud and a liar. I think some of the treatment was pretty cruel. People didn't seem able to consider that maybe both were true. OK, I was born to white parents, but maybe I had an authentic black identity. People might as well know the whole truth of my life story. My life is not a sound bite. I unapologetically stand on the black side. Blackness better defines who I am philosophically and socially than whiteness does. I want to provide for my kids. I want to get back to activism. I'm no less committed to that work.

Maybe if I applied with a new name, people would see me for the qualifications and expertise on my resume, and not toss my application in the trash based on my name.

Right now the only place that I feel understood and completely accepted is with my kids and my sister. I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than 'I'm white'. Because you know, I'm not white. There's a perspective, there's a mentality, there's a culture. To say that I'm black is to say, this is how I see the world, this is the philosophy, the history, this is what I love and what I honor. Calling myself black feels more accurate than saying I'm white.

For the first time in my life, I really decided consciously to be free from the repression, and free from feeling like I had to do things in a way that was acceptable to other people. I had the courage to be exactly who I was.

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