“I identify as black,” she said. She said her hair style and light brown skin — “I didn’t stay out of the sun” — prompted people to assume she was black. She acknowledged that she didn’t correct people who made the assumption.
It was her first interview since news stories went viral last week detailing how Dolezal’s parents say she is white.
My Hair Isn’t The Only Thing That’s Kinky: The Autobiography of Rachel Dolenzal #racheldolezalmemoirtitles
— Pundit Planet (@punditfap) June 16, 2015
On Monday night, Dolezal’s parents told CNN that when she was growing up, she gave no indication that she might want to take on a new racial identity. Rachel Dolezal’s World Crumbles After Racial Identity Flap.
Rachel Dolezal carefully constructed a life as a black civil rights activist in the last decade in the inland Northwest, but that world is falling apart… Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] A Glass of Wine with Rachel Dolenzal: Exploring the Psychological Effects of Seeing Old White Men Depicted On U.S. CurrencyPosted: June 13, 2015
#RachelDolezal: Hey, what’s the deal with all these rich oppressive old white men on U.S. currency?
White Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal discusses the psychological effects of having rich white men as the face of US currency as a constant ‘reminder of who’s in charge’.
A high school football game in Spokane, Washing, may have just set a record!
SPOKANE, Wash. – KING5.com Seattle reports: Two people were fatally shot at Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center near Deaconess Hospital Tuesday morning. Authorities said around 10:15 that one suspect was in custody.
The medical center is located in the Downtown area, along West 5th and Monroe. Read the rest of this entry »
2 Gonzaga Students On Probation For Obeying the Law, Having Common Sense, and Exercising Good JudgementPosted: November 11, 2013
This is a case that I’m cautious not to draw conclusions about yet. Obviously the students absolutely should have a legal right to do what they did (law-abiding, acted responsibly, permits on record) and because of the nature of the threat, and their reaction to it, public sympathy is on their side.
They are caught in a conflict between overlapping policies, an unintended consequence of well-intended but perhaps ovezealous rule-making. Though I’m reluctant to assign ill intentions on the part of the school, or law enforcement, it clearly exposes a flaw in the school’s policy and the local justice system’s approach to protecting the rights (and the common-sense safety instincts) of students and citizens in the community. Keep in mind, a crime was prevented. No one was harmed. The intruder is a multiple felon, against whom the threat of force is justified.
We hope the students’ rights prevail. Otherwise it sets a very bad precedent. Confiscating a legally-owned firearm from responsible, law-abiding students, while this is under review, is overreach, in my opinion. The only thing I can say is, a member of the student body of a Jesuit University is operating in a legally different environment than the rest of civil society–and the right to bear arms is not completely without situational variations like this. Universities need to review these policies, not after a crisis occurs, but ideally, before. This could prompt other universities to consider the flaws in their policies, too. –Butcher
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga University will review its weapons policy as two students who used a pistol to scare off an intruder appeal their probation for having guns in their university-owned apartment.
Executive Vice President Earl Martin said Monday the university will try to turn the incident into a teachable moment by re-examining its no-weapons policy.
SPOKANE, Wash– Police transferred one of the suspect’s accused of killing a World War II veteran on Friday.
KREM 2 News received the first look at Demetrius Glenn, 16, in police custody as he was transferred from a juvenile detention facility to the main Spokane County Jail campus. Authorities said Glenn will be charged as an adult and booked at the main campus. He will later be transferred back to the juvenile detention facility for the weekend.
Officers arrested Glenn Thursday night in Spokane. He and Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, do have gang ties according to Straub. Both teenage suspects are African American. However, Straub said the attack was not racially motivated.
Due to the severity of the crime, KREM 2 News is releasing the names of the juveniles suspected of the crime.