The saga of Rachel Dolezal, the 37 year-old blonde-haired, freckle-faced white woman who was caught pretending to be black, just got a whole lot more interesting.
Smoking Gun has uncovered a lawsuit Dolezal filed against Howard University — a historically black college — when she was still Rachel Moore in 2002. Dolezal sued the school for discriminating against her because she is white.
According to the suit, Dolezal believed she had been denied a teaching post and scholarships because she is white.
Dolezal also complained in the suit that Howard had removed some of her artwork from a student exhibit and that this was “motivated by a discriminatory purpose to favor African-American students over” her.
The case was dismissed and Dolezal ended up reimbursing Howard more than $3,500 in court costs and other costs.
Sometime later, Dolezal would emerge masquerading as a black woman. Eventually she would become president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP (she resigned Monday), and a professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University (where she is no longer employed as of Friday).
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