Rachel Dolezal, the disgraced former president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington has been called many things: fraud, poser, confused, even trans-racial.
Now Dolezal is being hailed a “hero” by a pop superstar.
In a cover interview for Vanity Fair, Rihanna is quoted as calling Dolezal a hero:
“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”
The statement itself is contradictory, but then again so such is Liberalism, particularly for Millennials.
In answering the question, Rihanna is conflicted. Yes, it is a horrible thing she pretended to be black for reasons not addressed in her statement. But wait, “Black is a great thing.”
Stop the presses! Which is it? Is it BAD to be black in America or is it GOOD? Well let’s see how it worked out for the “hero.”
Dolezal received a full scholarship to obtain her master’s degree by deceiving the admissions office at Howard University, a historically black college, into thinking she was black. She received an enormous financial benefit and deprived a black applicant of the opportunity to attend Howard.
To add insult to injury, she sued Howard for discrimination after she graduated on the basis she was white, according to an article in The Smoking Gun.
Imagine a bona fide white civil servant lying on his application to take advantage of affirmative action and leapfrogging blacks to get a position or promotion. The liberal media would be all over it and the last thing she would be called is a “hero.”
Consider what columnist Yesha Callahan of the online black news site The Root wrote:
“And this is why celebrities shouldn’t be asked questions when it comes to the politics of race.
Sure, being black is great. I’m great every day. But lying about being black isn’t anything great; it’s more a fraud. Dolezal couldn’t be further from the term ‘hero.’”
For Rihanna and blacks of her ilk, fraud in the name of blackness is acceptable. But the fact remains, that Dolezal is not a hero. She is a fraud, who used the system to get ahead. Her only mistake was getting busted.