Rachel Dolezal, the infamous impostor and former NAACP chapter president in Portland, Oregon, who got exposed as a White woman disguised as a Black person, is still stuck in a cultural no-fly zone.
The woman without an ethnic home is now selling “hoodies” on Instagram with her own version of H&M’s “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” hoodies. Dolezal’s reads, “Coolest Prince On the Planet.”
Dolezal says because her own son was called a “monkey” in second grade, she felt compelled to create this clothing line.
“Here is my protest hoodie to counter H&M’s ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ shirt. Now available (link in bio). I had to… because my son was called a ‘monkey’ in second grade, and I remember going to the principal about it. After educating the school officials about the historical context of the slur & demanding they operate under a zero tolerance policy for this type of harassment, the student was suspended. But, due to his parents being ‘offended’ that he was disciplined for calling my son a racial slur, they pulled him from public school and home-schooled him. This hits home with many of us moms, I’m sure… So, I spent today designing this new hoodie that my little son will soon be wearing with pride. In production now, sale is on for pre-orders before they ship on next Wednesday,” she captioned the post.
Folks are still incensed at Dolezal because she perpetrated her faux blackness into the world, and now folks are livid by her choice of slogan.
Several of the critics had plenty to say on her Instagram post, crystallized by this person’s comment: “I have a hard time seeing how this is a protest hoodie. What results do you expect this to get that will benefit the greater community and not just your pockets!?! I hate to question this because I’m sure it does hit home, but the timing and the verbiage on your hoodie seems no less offensive than what H&M did. It don’t sit well with me.”