South African twitter is so not okay with it
Earlier today Rachel Dolezal tweeted that she is coming SA where she will be a special guest at a talk on race in South Africa:
If you're in South Africa ?? I hope to see you soon! Seating limited. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/dApU0EQfBO
— Rachel Anne Doležal (@RachelADolezal) April 5, 2017
She began trending on Twitter and soon many people were voicing their outrage. Rachel sparked controversy when she claimed to be a ‘black’ when in fact she is ‘white’. She was said to have committed fraud and cultural appropriation through her false claims about her heritage. Dolezal has publicly stated that she was born white but still identifies herself as black.
The reason for choosing Dolezal as the guest speaker is not yet clear but here are some of the reactions on her latest travel plans:
Rachel Dolezal…trust me on this.
Now is NOT the time.
South Africa is NOT the place. @USEmbassySA please advise her accordingly. ?
— Yeta (@missmalumo) April 6, 2017
Wait, is Rachel Dolezal really coming to SA? I thought that poster was a joke I mean come on, it cant be real.
— Brendan von Essen (@BrendanvonEssen) April 6, 2017
Rachel Dolezal is coming to Africa to tell Africans about being black? Uwoah mntakaFather pic.twitter.com/f9uSeP4Epb
— This Womxn (@_Lethukwazi) April 6, 2017
Who sent for Rachel Dolezal?
— j (@ILikeManeyo) April 6, 2017
I thought we left Rachel Dolezal in 2015 ?
— shook fatale (@lightbeams_) April 6, 2017
When you think things can’t possibly get any worse in South Africa, Rachel Dolezal happens. ????? https://t.co/XgBwOILOAv
— Jua – Baby Bunny ? (@JuavanZyl) April 6, 2017
Is Rachel Dolezal really coming to South Africa to talk about race? We have too much on the table right now, can she give us a break tog?!?
— MphoMosheMatheolane (@MphoMoshe) April 6, 2017
When Rachel Dolezal said “I’m Trans Black” I was like: pic.twitter.com/FdgO55JUJd
— AfricanEnlightenment (@AEnlightenment) April 2, 2017
Who invited Rachel Dolezal into the country?
— Phumlani Ngcana (@phumlani00) April 6, 2017
Whos paying #Rachel Dolezal to come here
— jimmy (@jmasombuka54) April 6, 2017
Because there wasn’t enough to talk about already, someone decided to bring Rachel Dolezal to SA ? good luck to her!
— Tinashe Venge (@tnvenge) April 6, 2017
“I don’t identify as African American. I identify as Black.” -Rachel Dolezal
WTWHAT???!!??? What exactly does that mean??
— Keva D. Horry (@kidhorry) March 27, 2017
Dear Rachel Dolezal,
1% of Black African heritage does not fucking count. pic.twitter.com/qpheSMTr0H
— Ᏸecca? (@MJStarLover) April 3, 2017
@RachelADolezal please dont come, do dont get to pretend to be black in a country where people have been killed for being black.
— Amanda Rinquest (@AmandaRinquest) April 6, 2017