Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Statement Analysis: Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal is white. She said, however,  "I identify as black."

This subjective statement begins with the pronoun, "I", making it strong, but also recognizing that she is not able to say, 

"I am black", and she is acknowledging, through this choice of words, that others may not "identify" her as such. 

In Statement Analysis, we recognize that each of us has an internal, personal and subjective dictionary.  In the English language, there are two exemptions:

1. Pronouns
2.  Articles

These are two objective measurements used to discern deception within a statement. 

This becomes a very important legal argument and it shows the fallacy behind the praise of Bruce Jenner; a 65 year old man who "identifies" with that which science refutes, though it has brought a windfall of money.  Those who adhere to the subjectivity now find it difficult to protest the lying white woman who has made money as a "black professor."

Science or feeling?

Biological, verifiable fact, or personal identification?

Mental Health issues, or civil rights?

I may identify as a millionaire but thus far, it has not been accepted.  I will not give up my heroic, civil right quest to be accepted for who I am.  The Bank of America is not tolerant of my identity.  

That she is white is known now, but an interview she gave a few months ago provides us with an example of deception in language.  

When considering whether Rachel has a mental health ailment or she is just a liar, keep in mind:

1.  As a white woman, she sued a black college for discriminating against her;
2.  As a black woman, she gained employment and status. 

The common denominator in both scenarios is that "her reality" sought to benefit her monetarily.  

It is not known how many "hate crime" stories or reports she has made.  As a liar, that is, one who's habitual walk in life is to deceive, it is unknown how much damage she has done in life.  

Here she talked about her black father, and how they, as a family, had to flee "the Deep South" because a white cop was obsessed with killing her "father."  

In talking about her past, she must use language that does not all come from experiential memory.  This is not as easy as it sounds, especially when interviewed live, where the free editing process is taking place. She looks back, and has to say something, but when it comes to her race, the words will not come from experiential memory, which may sound awkward. 

The words may come from previous telling of lies, in which we sometimes hear self-references such as, "Like I said before" and "As I wrote in my journal..." which signal that she is not working from experience of what happened, but from memory of what she later reported.  

This comes at an interesting time where John Hopkins' statistics and any scientific or medical objectivity are not simply discarded, but considered "hate" by some using the three pronged propaganda:

1.  My position is the morally superior one; by agreeing, you, too, are superior.
2.  The opposing view is not an opinion, but is inferior and hateful.  
3.  We must silence the opposing position by any means.  

What we have now, in this story, is to capitalize on our subjective and propagandized climate. 

This not only plays the "race card" today, but also capitalizes on the ongoing leftist "war on police" that is popular today, which masquerades a hatred of authority.  

Here is what she said:  

"My dad's exodus, the great migration to the North from the Deep South where they left on the midnight train because a white officer harassed and threatened to, was about ready to, beat his dad with a billy club and he whipped around and actually slapped the officer to his knees."

The statement sounds awkward because it does not come from experiential memory. This is why some are intuitively good at analyzing a statement; going by its 'feel', yet, the scientific process of which we employ in discerning deception from veracity is not 'subjective', nor a 'feeling', which is what is behind the subject's claim to be "black", and Bruce Jenner's claim to be a "woman"; it is what they feel which is no different than other disorders where one sees or perceives that which does not exist. 

Consider in both cases the financial profit that exists in both cases. 

Here is the statement from which she must reach into her past to tell what happened.  We look for strong and consistent pronouns and articles as two objective measures of reliability  versus deception. 

"My dad's exodus, the great migration to the North from the Deep South where they left on the midnight train because a white officer harassed and threatened to, was about ready to, beat his dad with a billy club and he whipped around and actually slapped the officer to his knees."

1.  Note that she goes from "my dad's exodus", which is singular, and it is possessive to a single male ("dad"), to plural, where "they left"

2.  "The midnight train" has the article "the", though the specific train is not referenced.  They did not take "a midnight train" but "the midnight train"; perhaps to Georgia?

3.  "harassed and threatened... to beat..." has "harassment" coming before being beaten with a billy club, and "whipped around", which is not a complete cohesive sentence from the professor of African studies. 

4.  "actually" compares two or more items, yet we do not know what she refers to.

5. "beat his dad"; who's dad?  The pronoun "my" began the statement and now we have a change in pronoun. 

Pronouns do not lie; therefore, when pronouns are "mistaken", you may safely assume "deception indicated."

6.  Although it is "the" train, inappropriately, the article, "a" before "billy club" is appropriate.  This shows us a reference point:  the professor knows how to speak English and properly use articles. 

  The "Deep South" is to denigrate, by her lie, Southerners.  She not only targets police, but whites and southerners, with her deception.  Liars destroy.  Using objective principles, we seek to learn the truth, even in a time where truth, itself, is said to be 'subjective.'

Articles, like pronouns, are instinctive in the English language and 100% reliable for analysis.  

Subjectivity Versus Science 

As feelings trump reality, the acceptance is the deception.

Deception, or simply "renaming" things, becomes not only acceptable, but praise-worthy, and the results are always destructive, as liars always destroy.  


Sarah Highcove said...

Oh my...midnight train? Yes that must be the one to Georgia. Smacking my head.

just sayin' said...

It now seems that the reason Ms. Dolezal cancelled her meeting with Spokane NAACP chapter was to travel to NYC to speak on the Today Show. It appears that she values national attention (paid appearance, perhaps?) over personal accountability to the local chapter members she served.

Most striking of her statements was the assertion that in order to be a good mother, she had to "identify as black." Is she attempting to put down all the parents of bi-racial and/or adopted children who have not changed their identity to match?

She also apparently believes that a "good mother" should involve her children in the defense of her lie.

There are so many layers to the self-centeredness of this woman, it makes my head spin!

Statement Analysis Blog said...

She is a narcissist, just saying, which, as I point this out, makes me a "racist" and a "hater" of something, but I am just not sure what...

Sarah, you got my joke!

Did it age you, also?


LC said...

"Wooh, wooh!", said the Pips.

In the soft, Matt Lauer interview, she claims that she had Not been "identifying as Black" in her blonde-haired photo taken at age 16 - - - but later claims she began to "identify as Black" as early on as age 5.
no experiential memory there.....

BallBounces said...

I self-identify as thin. I'm going out to buy jeans, and if they don't fit, I'm suing.

Anonymous said...

I saw a post earlier, on G+, of a white hipster looking guy saying that he is "wrong skinned" and it is not okay to mock people for it. He has white parents but identifies as black. This is what "unpacking white privilege" has done- made people hate what they were born and screwed them up into beliving lies and hating themselves.

Living off the grid in a very remote place is becoming more and more appealing. But not like the Alaskan Bush People family.


Lemon said...

I identify as lemon. If you doubt me, you are obviously fruitist.
That is all. Carry on.

Sarah Highcove said...

Peter your joke was so on point! That was the first thing that popped into my head...not sure if it aged me as I love music so much but it did make me a bit cranky that such a great song was being brought into her mess of a story hahaha.

Nic said...

Peter, the song automatically popped into my head, too, so I googled the lyrics thinking there'd be something in them that might have resonated with her to reference 'the midnight train'. I know the song to hear it, but not the lyrics. Though the song is about love, the only reference that came 'close' to not belonging are the following:

(I'd rather live in his world
(Live in his world)
Than live without him in mine
(Her world is his, his and hers alone)

I discovered your site because of Kyron Horman's disappearance and what a gift it was to have found it. Every time I read a post about liars, aside from feeling a sense of unjust, I am also reminded of so many people I've known who are perpetual liars! I read your posts and reflect upon people and the nagging "why's", and then eventually I figure it out and it infuriates me how I was fooled *again!*

The most recent and on-going is my father-in-law and his 'girlfriend'. He spends little to zero time with the kids. A lot of this is because his 'girlfriend' is jealous. Having the kids around means he's doting too much on them and little attention is paid to her. So he acquiesces to her out of fear of abandonment. (He is 84 and she is 62. If he chooses to do his own thing (socialize with us at the ski hill, etc.,) she stomps off leaving him to "chase" and find her.) It has upset me that he has been 'denied' time with the kids. You can't imagine the resentment I harbor towards his 'girlfriend'. But it's not just her. He chooses to be absent! I figured out that since he works with my husband, he hears stories about his grandkids every day. So if anyone ever asks how they are, he can list off reams of information about the two of them like he's actually involved in their lives. So in effect his 'relationship' with the kids is fake! Everything is 2nd hand and he's just telling stories he hears about two people he barely knows. Obviously he's satisfied with just that. But he's a liar! Since I've figured [it] out, I told (yes TOLD!) my husband that he is not to tell him 'stories' about his grandkids anymore. That if he wants to know what they're up to he can drop in, or call them, or call them and invite them out for lunch or a donut or whatever. (There are a lot of options!) This has been going on for years, now, the result being that the kids have little to nothing to say to him when they do find themselves in the same room, and he can't start or hold a conversation with them because, to be frank, he doesn't care either way. It's the "optics" he cares more about. (That he presents himself as beloved grandpa.) That's not the only thing he lies about. He's been lying for over 40 years. I just can't type it out because it upsets me too much.

Tania Cadogan said...

I identify as a goose and a cookie.
Both my personas are uneatable, I'll just give you bad indigestion.

I am easy to get along with as long as i have my crayons and something shiny to play with

Tania Cadogan said...

off topic. BBM
Dolazel just can't stop herself.

Rachel Dolezal wept as she described how reading Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair article made her cry because the reality star's story of isolation 'resonated' with her.

The divorced civil rights activist, who was outed as white by her parents last week, also revealed that she was bisexual in a new interview that aired on NBC News'TODAY show on Wednesday.

After her deception emerged last week, comparisons were made between Dolezal and Jenner, who detailed her struggle as a transgender woman in a Vanity Fair cover story earlier this month.

'Just yesterday I finally had a chance to read Caitlyn Jenner's piece in the magazine and I cried,' Dolezal told Savannah Guthrie. 'I resonated with some of the themes of isolation, of being misunderstood.'

She went on: 'Even in dating relationships - I'm bisexual, I've dated men and women - I will intentionally ask, "so do you just date light-skinned women? What's your spectrum?"'

Dolezal married an African-American man, Kevin Moore, in 2000 with her now-estranged parents by her side. She and Moore had a son, Franklin, before divorcing in 2004.

More recently, she was engaged to Mississippi musician Maurice Turner, although she called off their engagement just a couple of months later, in February 2013.

The interview came after Dolezal made a string of TV appearances on MSNBC and NBC as she tried to explain why she was born to white parents but has presented herself as black for years.

'I am definitely not white,' she told NBC's Nightly News in an interview on Tuesday evening. 'Nothing about being white describes who I am.'

And as she appeared in the new interview on Wednesday, she conceded that some of what she has said in the past is not the truth.

'There have been some moments of some creative non-fiction where I have had to explain or justify some of the timeline or logistics of my life so it makes sense to others,' she said.

Among these, she admitted that she was not been born in a teepee and that she had not been to South Africa.

'That is definitely a misrepresentation that I will own,' she said.

But she maintained that her parents had physically abused her and her siblings, an accusation they vehemently deny.

In another interview with NBC on Tuesday night, she went even further - saying that she 'can't prove' that Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal are her parents because 'there's been no biological proof'.

'I'm not saying I can't prove they're not, but I can't prove that they are,' said Dolezal. 'The birth certificate was issued a month and a half after I'm born. There are no medical witnesses to my birth - it was in the woods.'

Earlier in the day, Dolezal insisted that she is 'definitely not white' as she slammed suggestions that she is taking part in 'some mockery blackface performance' as she appeared on the Today show.

Tania Cadogan said...

When asked by Today host Matt Lauer if presenting herself as a black woman for years was akin to wearing blackface, she insisted that was not the case.

'I have a huge issue with blackface,' she said. 'This is not some freak "Birth of a Nation" mockery blackface performance. This is on a very real, connected level. I've had to go there with the experience, not just a visible representation.'

On the Today show, she claimed that she first started seeing herself as black when she was five.

'I was drawing self portraits with the brown crayon rather than the peach crayon, and black curly hair,' she said. 'That was how I was portraying myself.'

But when Lauer held up a photo of Dolezal as a teen - with blonde hair and a fair complexion - she conceded that she looked like a white person and that she was not identifying as black at the time.

Her estranged parents, who outed her as white last week, have previously said that she began 'disguising' herself as black around 2007.

But in the interview, she would not answer questions about how she has changed her appearance to seem black. Her hair is worn in tight brown curls - a far cry from the blonde locks of her youth.

'I certainly don't stay out of the sun,' she offered.

Speaking to NBC BLK later on Tuesday, she admitted her hair was a weave - despite posting in earlier Facebook posts that she was going for 'the natural look' with the style.

She added to MSNBC that she had always felt a connection to 'the black experience'.

'From a very young age I felt a spiritual, visceral, instinctual connection with black is beautiful,' she said. 'Just the black experience and wanting to celebrate that...

'I was socially conditioned to not own that and to be limited to whatever biological identity was thrust upon me and narrated to me, and so I kind of felt pretty awkward a lot of the time with that.'

Dolezal added that her black identity was solidified more recently when she took in her adopted brother, Izaiah, and started bringing him up as her son. Izaiah, a high school student, is black.

'He said, "you're my real mom" and for that to be something that is plausible I certainly can't be seen as white and be Izaiah's mum,' she posited.

As well as Izaiah, she has a biological African-American son, Franklin, with her ex-husband.

'I actually was talking to one of my sons yesterday and he said, "mom, racially you're human and culturally you're black",' she said. 'I do know that they support the way I identify.'

She also answered other questions about her family, namely the claim that an African-American man is her father. On Facebook, she has identified Albert Wilkerson - a black man - as her dad, despite the fact that her biological father, Larry Dolezal, is white.

She told Lauer that she first met Wilkerson at an event in North Idaho and 'we just connected on a very intimate level as family'.

'Albert Wilkerson is my dad,' she said. 'Every man can be a father; not every man can be a dad.'

When asked if she would do anything differently knowing the uproar that her situation has caused, she said that she might have approached a few interviews differently. She admitted that she had failed to correct articles that identified her as 'trans-racial', 'bi-racial' or 'black' in the past.

'But overall my life has been one of survival and the decisions that I have made along the way have been to survive,' she claimed.

And she added that she took 'exception' to the accusation that she had deceived people about her face, saying: 'It's a little more complex than me identifying as black or answering a question of, are you black or white?'

Tania Cadogan said...

Speaking with MSNBC she said that she understood people's anger towards her but 'they don't know me'.

'They really don't know what I've actually walked through and how hard it is. This has not been something that just is a casual, you know, come-and-go sort of identity, you know, or an identity crisis.'

She said that her story - and the 'viciously inhumane way' it came out - will hopefully start a conversation about 'what it is to be human'.

'I hope that that can drive at the core of definitions of race, ethnicity, culture, self determination, personal agency and, ultimately, empowerment,' she told the Today show.

In response to her claims on Tuesday's Today show interview, Dolezal's biological father, Larry Dolezal, said she is lying about drawing herself with brown crayons.

He told TMZ that it never happened and that she only started thinking of herself as black when she was in her 20s and 30s.

Mr Dolezal, who has adopted four children of color, also responded to her suggestion that she had to think of herself as black after taking in Izaiah.

'What would you think if I said to you since I adopted four African-American children I'm going to identify as black?' he said.

Her mother Ruthanne told CNN that she found the interview on the Today show 'disturbing because the false statements continue'.

'As much as we're concerned with her identity issues we're also concerned with her integrity issues,' she said.

Her brother Ezra has also disputed her account about the brown crayons.

'She has done all of this in the last two to four years,' he said. 'Growing up in high school is probably when she started becoming interested in African-American studies, but she actually never considered herself black.'

Dolezal broke her silence just a day after she posted an unapologetic resignation letter to Spokane's NAACP Facebook page.

'It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the Presidency and pass the baton to my Vice President,' she wrote.

'It is my hope that by securing a beautiful office for the organization in the heart of downtown, bringing the local branch into financial compliance, catalyzing committees to do strategic work in the five Game Changer issues, launching community forums, putting the membership on a fast climb, and helping many individuals find the legal, financial and practical support needed to fight race-based discrimination, I have positioned the Spokane NAACP to buttress this transition.'

Despite the revelations, NAACP stood behind Dolezal in its own statement last week, but some members of her local chapter supported her decision to step down.

She also no longer works for Eastern Washington University, where she had taught Africana studies.

It is still not known if she will also leave her role on the city's police oversight committee.

On Friday, police said they were suspending investigations into racial harassment complaints Dolezal has previously filed, including one from earlier this year in which she said she received hate mail at her office.

Police released files showing that that a hate mail package did not bear a date stamp or barcode, meaning it was probably not handled by the post office.

Dolezal is also facing a city ethics probe for falsely claiming on an application for a city police role that she was black.

Read more:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3128102/Rachel-Dolezal-weeps-says-Caitlyn-Jenner-s-story-cry-resonated-her.html

Anonymous said...

She could be best friends with Casey Anthony... Maybe not since they are so much alike.

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Anonymous said...

Her parents need to file as conservators, take over her guardianship and have her committed. I bet they could win. Seriously.

Statement Analysis Blog said...

Anon 10:01

I think Rachel is going to face a host of criminal charges, including forgeries, as well as legal ramifications from her work as an ombudsman.

Your post may be something used to 'save her' from consequences.

Interesting post.

Thank you,


Anonymous said...

Y/W Peter. With just one good lawyer I think her parents could easily take over her affairs and have her committed. It would be just a matter of filing some paperwork. Her sickness goes way back, it didn't just get started yesterday.

If she has an ounce of sense she would go along with such a legal maneuver, might even suggest it to her parents. It could be the only way out of all her many legal problems yet to surface.

Case closed.

Of course, I doubt she's that smart...

LC said...

Lots of ramifications associated with her parental conservatorship...
What would become of Isaiah, the adopted Brother who became her adopted Son?
The reason she is estranged from her parents is because they know the truth & could expose her lies. I wonder if a conservatorship would even be granted.
She further complicates her lies with each answer she tries to give.

Anonymous said...

LC, what ramifications? It would be easier than you think for the parents to obtain conservatorship and be awarded guardianship of their mentally ill daughter.

Very easy, especially in light of all the manipulating, lies, legal (and mental) problems she has gotten herself into that also affects others. Isaiah is the least of it. "IFF" she actually did legally adopt her brother Isaiah, this could quickly be vacated by the family court and would be. No questions asked; she isn't competent to care for Isaiah when she can't take care of herself.

To repeat; one good lawyer, filing the correct paperwork is all they need to have this woman committed for a spell.

You answer your own questions when you state, "she further complicates her lies with each answer she tries to give." No problem showing her mental condition, nothing left to prove, she has already done that.

Case closed.

Nic said...

'But overall my life has been one of survival and the decisions that I have made along the way have been to survive,' she claimed.

survival = financial gain, as per her "discrimination" suit against a university because she felt she was overlooked for a position because of her colour (white).

Can you obtain a conservatorship because of pathological lying? Wouldn't [you] have to prove that she was endangering herself and by default her kid and/or not able to make day-to-day decisions/manage her life? When I think of a conservatorship being awarded, I think of Brittany Spears and Amanda Bynes who were put on involuntary psychiatric hold due to their public breakdowns and erratic behavior.

Lying = conservatorship would be a slippery slope. Think of all the families would be vulnerable to conservatorship just because they didn't agree with how their family member "identified. Lies or not.

I think the 'best' law enforcement is going to [do] is fraud (as per her position/declarations re her former position.)

andie531 said...

Well if you consider that the libtards consider race to be nothing more than a "social construct" http://tinyurl.com/o7hfezv

then she wins. She's whatever race she wants to be.

Unknown said...

Interesting that she uses the word 'plausible' in her discussion of being the adopted mother of a Black son. Her parents totally call her when they point out that they adopted four Black children without pretending to be Black. Pathological liar.

rogdochar said...

on the up & up throw down here :

Rachael & Caitlyn should have a "love-child"… to help promote all the advocacy groups' grope for redefining the long-time
tried & trued truths that humankind has common-sensely worked out for best promotion of what's best. More than just
saying lies hurt, lies can destroy survival = gay agenda when the CDC has all science stats showing high rate of DEATH
from AIDS.