Montel Williams went all Dr. Phil on ex-Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal Tuesday on Facebook.
In a lengthy outpouring, Williams took Dolezal down several notches and refused to claim her as a member of the black race. He also refused to support the notion that she somehow rises to the level of Caitlyn Jenner.
He even brought up her hair. With a decent stylist, he said, she can return to her whiteness anytime.
“I fundamentally reject the comparison of Rachel Dolezal to Caitlyn Jenner,” Montel declared. “Jenner has NEVER denied she was born a man. Jenner has undergone a difficult if not impossible to reverse physical transformation to live her true gender — Dolezal, with some makeup remover and hair relaxer could, in short order, be Caucasian.
Don’t worry about Jenner’s penis. A real sticking point for Montel is Dolezal’s lack of honesty.
“I think this is about honesty, it’s about taking responsibility,” he wrote. “When it suited her, she sued as a white woman – when it suited her otherwise she assumed the identity of a black woman. When she was called on it, she tried to use as many big words as possible to obfuscate it.”
He says Jenner came clean about his personal failings, whereas Dolezal has not even come close.
“The truth is she lied — she is not a victim on the basis that she finds the questions asked inconvenient,” he explained. “Jenner in contrast answered difficult questions from the heart and didn’t obfuscate one bit,” he wrote. “She also took responsibility for her failures as a parent and the lies she told during her marriages to women.”
Hair relaxer sounds welcoming in comparison to one of his final points, which is her apparent insatiable need to be a victim. Again, Jenner wins Montel’s game show: Who’s The Better White Woman? The contestants: Rachel Dolezal Vs. Caitlyn Jenner.
“Where I saw heartfelt honesty and insight into the mistakes of the past from Jenner I see self righteousness from Dolezal,” he wrote. “I see a woman who is trying very hard to be the victim and one who seemingly finds victimization in whatever identity she assumes. ”
Not to mix daytime talk show hosts, but just maybe Montel’s lecture will prompt some kind of aha moment. Or else it’ll just fall on her deaf Caucasian ears.