June 17, 2015 12:00 pm -


When I read this last night, the details of this baffling story clicked into place and I said, “Oh, that makes complete sense.” It was always weird that her parents went to such lengths to out her, and there was never any clear reason why they did so. Now there is. Fundie wingnut parents (her parents…


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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

15 responses to The Rest Of The Rachel Dolezal Story

  1. Hirightnow June 17th, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    See what happens when you play the race card?


  2. Anomaly 100 June 17th, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Well my family members are all fundies and I’m still white.

    Although there’s this.

    • allison1050 June 17th, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Who is Carmen Green do you know?

      • Anomaly 100 June 17th, 2015 at 5:06 pm

        Where did you get that name from?

        • allison1050 June 17th, 2015 at 6:53 pm

          I thought I read it near the end of the article.

          • Anomaly 100 June 17th, 2015 at 7:38 pm

            You can Google it here:

            I’m having ‘puter problems so it’s hard for me to keep a connection for more than a minute right now.

          • allison1050 June 17th, 2015 at 8:42 pm

            You better fix that thang!!

          • Anomaly 100 June 17th, 2015 at 9:59 pm

            Grrr! Computer/connection is driving me bonkers.

          • allison1050 June 18th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

            I know when mine shuts down there have been times when I have actually gone to bed! I felt like I had no arms or legs! Good luck

          • Anomaly 100 June 18th, 2015 at 3:31 pm

            I want to throw mine out the window.

    • Um Cara June 18th, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Well my family members are all fundies and I’m still white.

      Though there are undoubtedly other things you have done & regretted that were in some way influenced by a complicated relationship with your family*, even if this very specific thing (identifying with a race other than your own) was not one of them.

      *assuming their fundamentalism led to a complicated relationship

  3. tracey marie June 17th, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Witnessing, being forced to and being a victim of abuse can and does hurt people in ways that can’t even be articulated. She rejected the violence and hate, she molded herself into someone she isn’t as protection and a statement of solidarity for her brothers/family victim. I do not condone, but I most certainly understand. She does not deserve to be abused again.

  4. Carol J. Luz June 17th, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    <-+++ my best friend's step-aunt makes $67 hourly on the laptop. She has been out of work for 7 months but last month her pay was $18355 just working on the laptop for a few hours. She actually started four months ago and pretty much immediately began to make more than $542… Every week.

  5. Kick Frenzy June 18th, 2015 at 2:43 am

    If not anything else, this story does highlight the issue that her parents haven’t been subjected to much questioning.
    They have the benefit of being right about her race, but I really haven’t heard anything about “why did they come out about this at all, or more importantly… now?”

    And to be honest, her parents have rubbed me the wrong way since I first saw/heard about them.

    But it all makes me wonder if she wasn’t running away from her race as much as she was running away from her parents.

  6. Um Cara June 18th, 2015 at 10:15 am

    When people do mega-kooky things there is often a disturbing set of conditions that contributed towards the behavior. Perhaps folks will be a bit more compassionate towards her and others moving forward.

    A bit of compassion is always good for the receiver, and even more so for the giver.