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The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black

Original story at The Stranger• 24 mentions • 1 week ago

The Stranger 1 week ago

 
I'm sitting across from Rachel Dolezal, and she looks... white. Not a little white, not racially ambiguous. Dolezal looks really, really white. She looks like a white woman with a mild suntan, in box braids—like perhaps she'd just gotten back from a Caribbean vacation and decided to keep the hairstyle for a few days "for fun." She is also smaller than I expected, tiny even—even in her wedge heels and jeans. I'm six feet tall and fat. I wonder for a moment what this conversation might look like to bystanders if things were to get heated—a giant black woman interrogating ...
 
 
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What they're saying:

22 Apr
SocImages @SocImages
How white privilege enables Rachel Dolezal to make a claim to blackness. https://t.co/CA4K5Rf3mL #socrace #socinequality
21 Apr
Amanda Marcotte @AmandaMarcotte
https://t.co/uSPhh6ulgR All credit to @IjeomaOluo for finding a way to say something fresh about the Rachel Dolezal story. So impressed.
21 Apr
Carolina A. Miranda @cmonstah
There is only one Rachel Dolezal story to read and it was written by Ijeoma Oluo. https://t.co/gWqy9rgrC7
20 Apr
Oliver Burkeman @oliverburkeman
Yes, it is possible to find *another* interview with Rachel Dolezal pretty interesting & absorbing! https://t.co/T8CdgewsIY
20 Apr
Susie Bright @susiebright
RT @joshtpm: This is a bracing, often uncomfortable, intense, smart, v worth your while read https://t.co/rqQczdoN9t
20 Apr
Longform @longform
"The Heart of Whiteness" An interview with Rachel Dolezal: https://t.co/uNqca7y7Xp (by @IjeomaOluo, @TheStranger) https://t.co/0uiUzLXnwS
20 Apr
Pete Brook @brookpete
RT @IjeomaOluo: Ok ok *deep breaths* here it is - the Dolezal interview https://t.co/sd55XZyjMX
20 Apr
TimKarr @TimKarr
The last story you will need to read about Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who identifies as black, by @IjeomaOluo https://t.co/tuy43XAfw1
20 Apr
kd 'resist' šŸ’Ž @thekddiamond
RT @IjeomaOluo: Ok ok *deep breaths* here it is - the Dolezal interview https://t.co/sd55XZyjMX
20 Apr
Steve Rhodes @tigerbeat
RT @IjeomaOluo: Ok ok *deep breaths* here it is - the Dolezal interview https://t.co/sd55XZyjMX
20 Apr
Rewire @Rewire_News
RT @byreginamahone: When I saw @IjeomaOluo's byline, I knew it would be good. It's that and more. https://t.co/Lg1IZvBfT0
20 Apr
Mo Ryan @moryan
RT @joshtpm: This is a bracing, often uncomfortable, intense, smart, v worth your while read https://t.co/rqQczdoN9t
20 Apr
jamiaw @jamiaw
Must read piece by @IjeomaOluo: The last story you will ever need to read about Rachel Dolezal. https://t.co/kjwgfIAud5
20 Apr
Bender Rodríguez @plungerman
The last story you will ever need to read about Rachel Dolezal. https://t.co/UBKvtVJ6cp
20 Apr
Sofia Quintero @sofiaquintero
RT @IjeomaOluo: Ok ok *deep breaths* here it is - the Dolezal interview https://t.co/sd55XZyjMX
20 Apr
Sarah Weinman @sarahw
.@IjeomaOluo's Dolezal profile is the definitive one (no wonder it is all over everybody's TL.) https://t.co/eEHeDdeTtw
19 Apr
Kelly Sue DeConnick @kellysue
RT @IjeomaOluo: Ok ok *deep breaths* here it is - the Dolezal interview https://t.co/sd55XZyjMX
19 Apr
Aerin Guy @aeringuy
The last story you will ever need to read about Rachel Dolezal. https://t.co/JrVCKnXNyt
19 Apr
Nick Baumann @NickBaumann
RT @AdamSerwer: apologies for posting a piece on r*ch*l d*l*z*l but this is really good https://t.co/yqVIELiC7Q
19 Apr
Pamela Merritt @SharkFu
RT @Karnythia: The last story you will ever need to read about Rachel Dolezal. https://t.co/1wHARkkQmr @IjeomaOluo has more patience than Iā€¦
19 Apr
KWANZA OSAJYEFO @kwanzer
šŸ™„šŸ˜šŸ˜‘ā˜•ļøšŸ¤” https://t.co/ZQiL3lIPEW
19 Apr
Jill Filipovic @JillFilipovic
RT @IjeomaOluo: Ok ok *deep breaths* here it is - the Dolezal interview https://t.co/sd55XZyjMX
19 Apr
Maureen Shaw @MaureenShaw
Someone please give @IjeomaOluo an award for this incredible piece, NOW. https://t.co/ppiVkKuVtO