The saga of Rachel Dolezal and her bizarre rationale behind posing as a Black woman has been puzzling to some observers. Earlier Monday, the former Spokane, Wash. NAACP president admitted that she was born white during a television interview but is still holding on the notion that she identifies as Black.
Dolezal was a guest on nationally-syndicated talk show The Real, bravely sitting in the hot seat as hosts Tamar Braxton-Herbert, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai all took turns asking pointed questions. Many of the questions focused on Dolezal’s journey into presenting herself as Black despite her documented genetic roots.
But it was Dolezal’s admittance that she was indeed born white that garnered a passionate standing ovation from audience members, many who looked to be women of color. This response didn’t exactly deter Dolezal from her now-infamous stances regarding how she sees herself, however.
On the comments section of The Real’s website, fans were split in how the episode was handled. Some applauded the frank nature of the hosts and their questions while others felt they were attacking Dolezal and not giving her an opportunity to explain herself.
In fairness, Dolezal didn’t exactly stand firmly as one would expect considering her bold assertion, but there did appear to be some difficulty in she getting a word in at times.
A portion of the discussion on The Real featuring Rachel Dolezal can be seen in the clip below.
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of trying to drown his children could face new charges after one daughter died in a hospital.
The 3-year-old daughter of Alan Tysheen Eugene Lassiter died Wednesday, three days after her father tried to drown her and her sister in an apartment complex pond, police said. Authorities have not released the girl’s name.
The child was entirely underwater when an off-duty sheriff’s deputy pulled her from the pond Sunday night, authorities have said. She had been in critical condition at a hospital since then, said Durham Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
Lassiter is currently charged with three counts of attempted murder for trying to kill the girl, her sister and their 7-year-old brother. Lassiter’s 5-year-old daughter, who was floating in the pond crying when rescued, has been released from the hospital, police said. The 7-year-old boy got away from Lassiter and ran for help, they said.
Lassiter is jailed on a bond of $2 million and is awaiting a court hearing next month. No new charges had been filed against him as of late Wednesday.
On Sunday night, Lassiter flagged down passers-by at the Audubon Lake apartments and told them he thought his son had been kidnapped and needed help finding him, apartment complex manager Sylvia Scott said Tuesday.
It wasn’t until later that Lassiter told Scott and a 911 operator that he’d thrown his 3- and 5-year-old daughters in the pond, Scott said. The girls were pulled from about 5 feet of water by Durham County Sheriff’s Deputy David Earp, who lives nearby.
Lassiter, 29, lived in Raleigh and apparently wound up at the apartment complex randomly, according to Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez.
Court records show Lassiter and his wife had a rocky start to their marriage six years ago.
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Surely you jest, might be your first thought after hearing that a New York pizzeria is surprised by the backlash they are getting from Black Folk who are highly offended by their new racist pizza.
But Pizza by Certé in Manhattan claims they are. And has apologized profusely…though they will not remove it from the menu because it’s a crowd favorite, reports Raw Story.
And we all know that money talks.
The “Pic-a-Nika” pizza is topped with “Southern fried chicken, sea-salted watermelon, arugula, goat cheese, ricotta and bleu cheese on a sunflower seed crust.”
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