Black Twitter Roasts Rachel Dolezal And Her New Netflix Documentary Trailer

  • Black Twitter Roasts Rachel Dolezal And Her New Netflix Documentary Trailer

Black Twitter Roasts Rachel Dolezal And Her New Netflix Documentary Trailer

Others are upset that Rachel is continuing to be given a platform and is being offered what they see as yet another unearned chance to ostensibly redeem herself, even though what she has done to earn her notoriety, complete with appropriated black hairstyles, is seen as erasure of actual black women who can not pick and choose their identity as she seemingly has.

Rachel Dolezal is set to be the subject of a new Netflix documentary called The Rachel Divide - but who is she and why is she famous?

The story about her broke in June 2015 when her European American parents came out and said she was actually white but passing herself off as black.

The trailer depicts the decaying relationship between Dolezal and her son, who repeatedly says he wants no part on the documentary and thinks that it will "backfire". It affected me, it affected my brother. "This is gonna affect more than just your life". In one particularly infamous interview with Spokane ABC affiliate KXLY, Dolezal identifies an African-American man as her father, though later it was revealed the two are not biologically related.

She's previously said "the idea of race is a lie" and has argued that a concept of "transracial" - similar to that of transgender - is useful in describing people such as herself.

"I really do not want to focus on this for the rest of my life", he tells his mom wearily in the clip.

And he seems against the idea of a documentary.

Like it or not, a Rachel Dolezal documentary is coming to a small screen near you.

Netflix attempted to explain their intentions on Twitter, in response to journalist Joy-Ann Reid's tweet expressing dislike for the documentary. And let us say, it's messy AF. Last year, Dolezal published a book explaining her side of the story, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.

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