When the story of Rachael Dolezal first came out, it sent people into an uproar. And now, the infamous black-passing white woman is making an appearance in a new documentary about black beauty. Get the facts from Jeroslyn Johnson at Black Enterprise below.
Rachel Dolezal has returned to the spotlight with new revelations on Black beauty and how she identifies as a Black woman despite being a white woman.
In the new documentary Subjects of Desire, director Jennifer Holness focuses on Black beauty and the societal pressures and stereotypes placed on Black women. In the film, Dolezal speaksopenly about how she canceled her white privilege and has acquired a fear of white men, The Daily Beast reports. “I’ve been called an insult to white women and an insult to Black women,” she says in the documentary set to premiere at SXSW.
“White women are angry because I did what they never would do and went further, like I put 110. I didn’t just be that white ally and do a little bit, I canceled my white privilege. I canceled my hair. For Black women, I feel like it’s a reaction to pain. It’s like a trigger to post-traumatic stress.”
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