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It hasn’t even been a handful of days since Rachel Dolezal was exposed as a white woman imitating a Black woman, but we’re still processing the fall out. From memes, to comedic yet potent slander thanks to #AskRachel on down to the creation of the term transracial, what is that we actually know about this well tanned, cultural impersonator?

Here are some important facts about the woman who may have you giving second looks to your light skinned friends.


Dolezal’s adopted brother says what she did was basically Blackface. He told CNN:

“It’s kind of a slap in the face to African-Americans because she doesn’t know what it’s like to be black,” said Ezra Dolezal, whose biological mother was white and father half-black. “She’s only been African-American when it benefited her. She hasn’t been through all the struggles. She’s only been African-American the last few years.”


Photo: AP Photo

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