Someday, we’ll recall these as the days of struggle, comrades, in pursuit of redistribution of heritage. After all, why should the Irish get all the blarney, or the Italians all the pasta? And don’t even get me started on the Swiss. On the other hand, if Rachel Dolezal’s motivation came from a deep-seated need to appropriate the claimed victimhood of others, maybe she no longer needs to fake her ethnicity any longer, since she’s become almost universally rejected for her own fakery. Spokane’s city council unanimously decided to end Dolezal’s association with the city, although the action comes in response to a separate complaint of misconduct:
City leaders voted Thursday to remove Rachel Dolezal from a police oversight committee in Spokane.
The vote came during a special City Council meeting.
The Spokane City Council voted 6 to 0 to remove Rachel Dolezal from the Police Ombudsman Commission due to misconduct which was originally reported in a whistle-blower complaint. …
Investigators from an independent law firm ruled Wednesday on the complaint which was filed in April 2015. They began looking into the claims on May 4.
The investigator found behavioral misconduct during interactions with City employees by three members of the commission including Dolezal. The eight findings include workplace harassment, taking on duties not assigned, changing official meeting minutes, and criticizing the person that filed the complaint against all three in public.
Who’s shocked that someone with Dolezal’s background was found to be a difficult employee and manager? Oh, let’s not always see the same hands …
On Wednesday, the council and the mayor announced at a press conference that they wanted Dolezal and the others to resign their positions, and had contacted them with that request. Dolezal ignored it, responding in a public statement that she was “deeply disturbed” by the request, and “sincerely troubled” at the conclusions reached by investigators. Given the recent revelations about her years-long fabulism, those particular expressions appear ill-considered.
Anyway, future textbooks will surely record this as nothing but a mere speed bump on the path to ethnic liberty, a momentary setback to those who are on the right side of history. Greater platforms than the Spokane police board and the local NAACP chapter await Dolezal, such as the inevitable TLC reality series Here Comes Genealogy Boo-Boo.
Speaking of reality TV, this story has an odd coda. Kelly Osbourne apparently decided to poke fun at Dolezal on Instagram, and got ripped by fans for — wait for it — being “insensitive.” No, really: