Rachel Dolezal Blames Her Blackness For Destroying Swirl Marriage
Are y’all excited yet? We are only one day away from the release of Rachel Dolezal’s book “Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World” (BenBella Books). Are you on the edge of your seats? Cuz we’re not!
Take for example, the stories she tells about her marriage to a black man, Kevin.
In excerpts published by People.com, Dolezal describes how her husband, “urged me to speak and act ‘whiter’ and often complained about my figure.”
“I was a little too white Black for his tastes,” she writes. “Not only did he discourage me from wearing my braids or other Black hairstyles, he also dissuaded me from sitting in the sun, preferring my skin to be as pale as it could possibly be.”
Hmmmmmm. Too Black or too crazy??? We think it might be the latter.
Dolezal writes, “Kevin’s Blackness wasn’t the cause of our disconnect; if anything, it was his disdain for Blackness that created so much distance between us.”
Several years after her divorce, Dolezal reveals she no longer felt obligated to check “white” on medical forms.
“Once I started claiming my identity and checking ‘black’, any whiteness I possessed became invisible to the people collecting the forms and even to the doctors examining the most intimate parts of my body.”
SMH. Oh lawd. So now your OB-GYN was fooled by your passin’ for black punani?
Anyway, if you were waiting for some big reveal at the end we can tell you Rachel has dug her heels in and is living like “once you go black you never go back” is her life mantra.
The closes the book saying,
“For me, being Black isn’t playing dress-up. It’s nothing something I change in and out of or do only when it’s convenient. This is who I am.”
Poor thang. It must be so hard for her living her life in the wrong skin.