Outrage At Race-faker Rachel Dolezal After She Publishes Memoir, Finding My Place in a Black and White World, About ‘Facing Discrimination While Living As A Black Woman’
Rachel Dolezal’s memoir won’t be released for another five months, but already the critiques are starting to pile up.
The former NAACP leader, who became a national sensation after it was revealed she was a race faker, announced her book was available for pre-order on Amazon.
Dolezal’s Instagram announcement about her memoir, titled In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, was immediately met with backlash.
‘Please tell me what she knows about being a REAL TRUE black woman?’ one user commented on Dolezal’s post.
‘You’ll NEVER know our struggles and I don’t care how much dark spray tan you put on.’
Another commenter tried to plead directly with Dolezal, telling her she should be a ‘white ally’ instead of a ‘civil rights leader underneath a lie’.
‘You really don’t understand the Black Experience because you still hold your white privilege,’ they added.
‘To get a book published because of your lie is a slap in the face to all of the struggling Black Women authors that cannot land a book deal due to prejudices.’
The book is described as the story of Dolezal’s path from being a child of white Evangelical parents to ‘an NAACP chapter president and respected educator and activist who identified as black’.
Dolezal will explore the ‘deep emotional bond’ she developed with her four adopted black siblings and the ‘sense of belonging she felt while living in black communities’, according to the synopsis.
The $15 hardcover book, which is 256 pages, will also discuss ‘the discrimination’ Dolezal claims to have 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,’ the synopsis concludes.
‘Not as a biological imperative, but as a function of the experience we have, the culture we embrace, and, ultimately, the identity we choose.’
A number of writers on Twitter have since hit back at Dolezal’s book, voicing their concerns that she was writing about discrimination when black women are underrepresented in the publishing world.