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Rachel Dolezal’s brother blames Howard University for her racial self-hatred

Ezra Dolezal (Photo Source: Facebook)

Ezra Dolezal (Photo Source: Facebook)

Rachel Dolezal’s brother breaks silence

If you darken your skin, perm your hair, become a baby mama, and have a bad attitude can you pass for a Black woman? For Rachel Dolezal this insulting stereotype worked for her as she assimilated into the Black community in Spokane, Washington. A person might wonder whether Dolezal was deceptive, delusional or just plain crazy. According to her adopted brother, who she claimed was her biological son; it’s a little bit of all three. Ezra Dolezal, 22, gave an in-depth interview to the media recently and made a few startling statements about his adopted sister.

According to Ezra, in 2012 his sister decided to reinvent herself and break all ties with her life and family in Montana.“She wanted to make a new life for herself but she took it to the ultimate extreme. Not only did she move out to Spokane, but she created a whole new identity for herself,” he said.

That new life in Spokane also entailed creating a new racial identity. “She just told me, over here, I’m going to be considered Black, and I have a Black father. Don’t blow my cover,” Ezra said.

Ezra went along with the deception and never questioned his sister, but he did notice strange things like Black hair care products in the house. “My younger sister Esther is fully African-American and Rachel used to do her hair a lot. She really enjoyed it, so she already knew a lot about hair products and started applying them to herself.” stated Ezra.   This included ‘perming’ her naturally straight blonde hair into Black hairstyles. But Rachel Dolezal did not stop at the hair, she also started using Black cosmetic products to darken her features; then suddenly she began to officially identify herself as a Black person according to Ezra. “She puts dark makeup on her face and says she black. It’s basically blackface”

Did her experience at Howard University have an effect on her?

Ezra believes that Rachel Dolezal’s behavior can be traced back to his sister’s attendance at Howard University. As a White student on the majority Black campus she was a minority and because she chose African American art as her focus, she stuck out as a student.  Ezra states that his sister encountered what amounted to reverse racism on campus and she felt that she was being treated differently by both students and faculty.

“Because of her work in African American art, they thought she was a Black student during her application, but they ended up with a White person,” stated Ezra.

This social rejection, oddly enough, caused her to not dislike Black people, but to hate White people for making Black people not accept her.

Yes, it’s confusing. In her delusional, educated mind, only she understood the impact of White supremacy and racism on Black people. As such, she saw her inability to be accepted by Black people on campus a direct result of the impact of White racism.  So she hated White people for creating the discriminatory behavior on campus. It was then that her brother Ezra stated that Rachel started being “hateful to white people.”

Rachel Dolezal then went on to invent a life of oppression and rejection because she was a Black woman and it worked. She has stated that she was physically abused and grew up in poverty in Montana and rural Mississippi. Despised by White people because of her Black skin and social activism, she claimed to be the target of multiple threats and hate mail. This invented story gave her legitimacy and access to the Black community and allowed her to become the head of the Spokane NAACP.


  1. MasterBlaster901 on June 14, 2015 at 11:22 am

    You want to talk about being Catfished

    • Metteyya Brahmana on June 16, 2015 at 8:10 am

      All of us who grew up in black communities in America know of white people who identified as black. We all played sports with them, hung out and partied together, and even had affairs with. All of this fake surprise in the black community is pretty disturbing, as there has never been anything racially pure about being black in America.

      The average black in America is 22% white! That’s right, 22%! Much of this white blood can be traced all the way back to slavery times when white slave masters would rape black female slaves, but some of it is based on the opposite of the Dolezal situation where we had very light-skinned black women “passin'” as whites. The offspring of these situations often produced darker skin children who then married black (especially the men) since they had no choice.

      I get so sick of this phony racial purity foolishness in the United States, which DID start with white racism as Rachel indicated to her brother. Whites believed anyone who was not 100% white and had any black blood was ‘black’, as though being white was something pure, but black was not. What if black people did the same and considered anyone with white blood white? Nearly all blacks in America would be White with such a racist standard, so black people should have rejected the same racist standard when it was applied to them by white people.

      • Metteyya Brahmana on June 16, 2015 at 8:10 am

        When it comes right down to it, being black in America really is about who you identify with and who you look like, especially to whites. Rachel had both the identity and look, so for all intent and purposes she is black. She certainly is more black than Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Ward Connerly or other black apologists that simply parrot what whites want to hear from black people.

  2. The Truth on June 14, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Put the blame where it belongs…Howard University had nothing to do with her changing her idenity, your sister have issues and it stems from her own family issues. it’s called “SELF-HATRED”!!

  3. JootJoint on June 14, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I am going to blame Ezra’s youthfulness on his rationale of his adopted sister “becoming a Black woman”. Certainly, HU has been teaching White students for years and NONE and I will reemphasize NONE have ever attempted anything of this nature.

    Its one thing to be White and fall in love with Black culture. However, its one thing to be White and imitate being a Black citizen of the US….now that is a mind twister for sure!

    But ironically, what this experience does show, perhaps this could provide the “emotional” insight of what racism is all about…..

    • Shalove2 on June 14, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      There are loads of White youth who imitate African Americans. They are all over the so called Hip Hop community. “Wiggers” or “White Negroes” as Norman Mailer called them have existed in America since the early Twentieth Century but they were mostly connected through the arts more specifically to Black music. White Jazz musicians spoke and dressed like their musical heroes. Early White Rock and Rollers like Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis dressed, danced, sang and even styled their hair like the Black performers they imitated. The long “Pompadour” hairstyle was young white males imitating the styles of the Black males “Processed” hair (chemically straightened using lye and potatoes) which ironically was an attempt by Blacks to have hair like Whites. There is currently a movement in Japan where young men and woman are doing the exact same thing as Rachel Dolezal. They are tanning or using chemical bronzers, perming or curling there hair and corn rolling to look like what the believe is more African American.What’s the difference between her behavior and that of White who dreadloc their hair or adopt the cultural and religious values and customs of Black folk.

      • Likewaterforchoc on June 15, 2015 at 10:44 am

        Are they actually disowning the parentage and claiming that they are black, though?

      • honeybutter on June 15, 2015 at 5:50 pm

        the reason she is picked on in this matter is the fact she is hired at the NAACP . .and you got some jealous blacks who feel that job should have gone to a black instead of a undercover white woman .. racheal is doing nothing janet joplin .. . ricky lee jones . .. and many more white have done .. there are some whites who hate being white .. machine gun kelly a white rapper dont like being white . .justin beiber trys to be black .. and many more . . they want to blow this story up ..and it proves nothing accept the reverse effects of the horror of racism , i believe rachel d was raised in a racist enviroment ., or married to a racist white man even . .who knows .. notibly she has no kids , cause this would have come out sooner .. . what kid of human resource employed her she is working for a high profile office ….. and they couldnt see she was white , didnt take time to review her application/? i dont know cause when you put an application in some ask your nationality i dont think this is fair , this is the basis of why a lot of blacks dont get jobs .. why do you want to know what color iam if im only working for you and not marrying you ? if your trying to demograhically hire you cant do that thats racist to hire a certain amount of blacks or hardly any .,because your profiling those applications no dam wonder blacks arent getting jobs they qualify for .. ..its time for this sotry to come out .. its got a interesting point to it about racism and how dirty and in the dark it is . .

    • Zefal on June 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      She didn’t just attend Howard. but “Because of her work in African American art, they thought she was a Black student during her application, but they ended up with a White person,”

      Different if she was studying something that wasn’t specifically “African” . The resentment (perceived or real) is what her brother says was the straw that broke the camels back. Doesn’t matter whether others didn’t experience what she did or not. Doesn’t matter if a black person never experienced racism. That doesn’t mean another couldn’t have. Doesn’t mean all blacks did this just that some did. I was short (still am) in school . I was called “shorty” by a hand full of blacks. Does that mean it didn’t happen and had no impact on me just because the majority didn’t? I actually never was vexed by it.

  4. Shalove2 on June 14, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Who wrote this bullshit. She is a white woman who could have gone to any school she wanted to earn he graduate degree and chose to go to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Howard University. There is no such thing as “reversed racism”. the reverse of racism is fairness, justice and equality. Maybe it had more to do with her believing her parents valued her Black adopted sister and brothers more than she an her older White biological brother.

    • Shawn on June 15, 2015 at 8:07 am

      good luck getting that turd to float.

    • honeybutter on June 15, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      i believe she was subjected to racism in her younger years , maybe a group of whites or her own family .. she hates the race in whole . .so do a lot of blacks so what make her opposition any different than the rest of us color should not determine what you able to stand up against . .. she may be embarrassing to the white race but i find her cool as koolaid .. she made a statement about the times we live in . .black men killed , shot in the bakc by racist cops .. black have always been dogged out in this countrie rachel would have been a abolistionist in the lincoln years .. but she is bashed by ignorant blacks ? why ? let her alone she did nothing wrong

  5. TheVansOutside on June 14, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I think ppl knew she was wht. They just overlooked her behavior.

  6. Icechocoate Ice on June 15, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Rachel Dolezal…step up to the plate and talk to the World. What happened to you.

  7. mrhowell2002 on June 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    White folks do this all the time… They relate more with blacks than whites… #whocares… If she was helping blacks with the naacp hey, what’s the big deal??? P.s. She looks better black… Lol

    • honeybutter on June 15, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      exactly she was makeing her mark, she will write books now on this issue of why she choose to go in desquise many have , some whites grow dreadlocks axel rose had dreadlocks , ,christina aguilar wore dreads so how she wore her hair was in celebration of a black culture what is wrong with that we have so many blacks efected by racism we cant even identify a white person on our side .. . let whites hate on her we have nothing to do with thier appoll that racheal chose to be someone other than white ..

      • wendy on June 16, 2015 at 10:35 am

        Well honey butter…u don’t get it. Miss Rachel is confused, jus like Bruce Jenner. I cud care less if she wana walk around in blackface or Bruce Jenner wana prance aroun in a dress. Point is don’t lie and mislead good people abt what u r. She ain’t black any more than Bruce Jenner is a woman. He’s still got a penis, an she came from 2 white parents. Stop the bullshit. Now I’m gonna go and b Italian cuz I like wine and pasta more than most Italians. So I now therefore identify w/ Italians more than my actual race. But I need a larger nose. Ha.

    • yeaNO on June 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Can someone name these things she did to “help”? I keep hearing people say she did “work” but all the evidence is of a woman who studied Black people and Blackness by whining her way into our spaces and then once she felt like she nailed Blackness she took her show on the road.

  8. honeybutter on June 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    i have said it before .. there are a lot of white children effected by the 1950s hate and racism all over the net you can find these horrible stories of hate crimes on blacks dating all the way from slavery to martin luther king days and protest .. whites are ashame of themselves and it effects them like we are afrraid of the police due to all the pass agresssion and crimes by police on blacks . . rachel is brave for hidding from them . she was tired of the way blacks were talked about in her presence .. whites talk bad about black amongst each other they use the ni..ger word like its a fashion .. i have a white friend who used that word in my face as though she was talking to her familie or racist friends and i asked her not to .. but she said she grew up using that word in the home a lot .umm? one thing about rachel you know she is not racist , you know she oppose to racism and she fightst against it even if she has to go undercover to do so .. . i call her brave we live in a world now whites will kill whites for being pro black . .. nigg…er lovers they call them . . so hates off to her
    ANYONE WANT TO SUPPORT RACHEAL LETS GET TOGETHER AND DO SO EMAIL ME [email protected] lets start a group in suppor of rachel thanks

    • yeaNO on June 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Rachel sued Howard University. She isn’t a Black ally or activist, she’s a Black researcher.

    • batman on June 17, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      cupcake-Drink the Kool-Aid

  9. Julia on June 15, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Rachel Dolezal was doing what black folks did during and after slavery – “passing” – except passing as Black. She altered her appearance somewhat and let everyone speculate in their minds as to what race she is, cut off her family, coerced them into silence, and lived the life of a Black woman as she wanted. I can not be mad at her. The one thing I give her credit for is that she appears to be articulate on Black issues enough to be appointed President of one of our own traditional organizations.

    On another note, I do think her brother exhibits some undercover resentment for his sister and could probably use some ‘schooling’ from her on what blackface is. It doesn’t seem that his white, adopted parents ever discussed blackface with him. It’s more than just putting on makeup to darken your skin.

    • Saranghi TaverasEspejo on June 15, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      ……….Initially, I was confused about Rachel Dolezal’s motives. If she wanted to support the NAACP and speak about racism and be in activism then why didn’t she just do that? You could be a white person and talk about those things, so why did she need to lie about being Black? I’m not judging her by her skin color… I could c…are less that she’s white… My issue is the fact that she has been lying to and deceiving people for years. Making up stories about her origin, childhood and past… Causing people to believe that she has undergone hardship and struggle as an African American. For what purpose or reason?!! That’s what is frustrating to me. Just be real about who you are. No need to fabricate stories to gain credibility and acceptance. She could have still been just as effective if not more by representing her TRUE identity and experiences. Besides, growing up n ouisiana with family from Gran Marais I am all too familiar with fair skin blacks “passing” as this was once a means of “survival” for some (as they believe) that traveled to other states in the 50’s-60’s. I have relatives today that don’t recognize their blackness and their child(ren) do not even know they’re black ie…..birth certificates altered from “colored: to “white”, etc. Hell, obce I moved to New Orleans, it was the same thing especially in and around 7th ward, etc. I can recall the “brown paper bag test” simply as a black to join certain groups/organizations organized by other blacks. Knowing the NAACP was founded by Jews and not blacks Ive always questioned their motives and anyone associated with this “organization”. For its leaders Ive always wondered WHO was “pulling” their strings….besides, Ive really NOT seen much done via NAACP. ‪#‎MYthoughts

      • Julieta on June 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

        Let’s be honest though. Black folks don’t always respond to the messenger when they are white. There’s one thing when you’re white telling me how to make money, giving me something for free, helping me personally. It’s another thing when you’re white telling me what the Black community should do as a people. I don’t mind the lies. Hell, my own mama lies to me consistently and I STILL call her mama! Women lie all the time. Men lie all the time. Children lie all the time. My employees lie to me all the time. …I digress…. I think we need to leave her alone and let her sort this one out, reconcile with her family, etc.

        Anyway. I’m not mad at her. I don’t think she kept some poor black student from getting a scholarship, as we are still not producing enough high school graduates to apply to college programs in the first place. I don’t think she kept some other qualified Black person from being the President of that NAACP chapter either. The problem is her lies caught up with her. We don’t outright call people a liar. We overlook things and then we let people hang themselves.

        Now I will agree, I have not seen much done via NAACP other than the Image Awards. However, I am solidly middle class and this organization tend to work for discrimination issues in class action lawsuits which I have not been a part of. It doesn’t matter to me that Jews HELPED found the organization. There’s not a damn thing in this world that’s pure, upright, or without some credibility issue.

  10. Scotty on June 15, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Navin R. Johnson ” I was born a poor black child, with no rythm.”

  11. Tony on June 15, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    You’re facts are wrong! Ezra is NOT the brother who she adopted. His name is Izaiah; Wrong sibling

    • Sivapriya on June 16, 2015 at 1:40 am

      Right and how do we know what he is saying is also not saying this in retaliation like her parents for her helping her adopted sister in the court case against her oldest biological brother for molestation? There are so many unknowns, how can we judge anything? People do stupid things when there are court cases, lying and manipulating, back stabbing and brainwashing. I’ve seen it with friends in their divorce case and other cases. It’s sad.

  12. John Xav on June 15, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    The same thinking could be applied to black people who attend traditional colleges where many whites applaud them for “assimilating”. They just don’t get articles explaining the “phenomenon”.

  13. Jonaos on June 16, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Her problems began before college, she birthed a black baby before she was even 20 yrs old. And thats in Montana where black people are rare, so she actively sought out a black companion to mate with. She is just a screwball imo, and a dangerous one at that though, since this screwball was instigating hatred towards white people with her lies about hate crimes being directed to her [by white men of course].

  14. kyle on June 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Erick Cartman is that you ?

  15. vlady54 on June 16, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I tired of the news media making OMG issues of this white woman. Imitation of life is nothing new in every race and culture since the bible days. People been faking race or gender for over a lifetime. Some do it to gain access in something that is dominate, while others try to find a comfortable zone of belonging. The reason it a big deal, because society forget you have people like that, which society feels does not line up with the norm. It was call identify crisis back in the day, now high tech news call it transracial.

  16. Sage on June 20, 2015 at 12:03 am

    She was rejected, so it was the world’s fault. Heard this before.