Activist: Rachel Dolezal Said That White People Can’t Talk About Racism
Anti-racism activist Tim Wise revealed that secretly-white NAACP chapter head Rachel Dolezal tried to stop him from speaking at a college because she felt Caucasians shouldn’t talk about racism.
“She was trying to keep me from coming to speak at Eastern Washington University, where she was a part-time professor, because in her estimation white folks can’t speak with any legitimacy to issues of racism,” Wise said in an interview with SiriusXM Radio host Mark Thompson. “Let the irony marinate there for a minute.”
Dolezal, head of the Spokane NAACP, was recently outed by her parents as a white person who supposedly identifies as a black person. (RELATED: Dolezal Is Also Bisexual).
“Her reason — this is what I was told by colleagues of her, people of color who brought me to the campus — that she had said, “No, no, no. He has no business being here talking about issues that are specific to black people because he is white,” Wise said.
Wise, a staunch left-winger, also said that Dolezal told 2008 Green Party vice presidential nominee Rosa Clemente that Hispanics should not participate in Black Lives Matter protests.
“She told Rosa that Latino and Latina people have no role in Black Lives Matter,” Wise said.
“It’s just an absurdity for someone who is masquerading in blackface, essentially, to tell other folks that they don’t have authenticity. Right? I mean there’s some deep, deep, deep, deep stuff here man that is beyond my pay grade,” Wise added. “I’m not a psychologist. I don’t have the capacity to weigh in on that right now.”