Documentary : The Rachel Divide (2018) Netflix

The Rachel Divide (2018) Netflix

Documentary focusing on the aftermath of the Rachel Dolezal scandal as experienced by Dolezal "herself". While it does allow you to feel some moments of compassion for this woman, mostly related to the raising of her children, by the end it firmly cements what we've known all along: she's a white woman impersonating a black woman.

Some light is shed on the childhood experience which partly contributed to her decision to identify as black: mainly having adopted black siblings and the rejection of her abusive white parents. I think most compassion, however, is best reserved for her children who face scorn, rejection and flat out hatred due to the notoriety of their mother.

Very little of the documentary is actually focused on race but rather the perception of race. Ultimately she is revealed to be a mostly well-intentioned but unwaveringly deluded figure championing the plight of yet another "victimized" white woman.

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Re: The Rachel Divide (2018) Netflix

Thing is that she is not the only one. She is the only successful white woman who became black. It's like the music industry, you only know of famous artists and bands, when there are over 10 billion different artists and bands in this world's history! You only know of famous people. There are 7 billion people. 150,000 people die daily, but people only focus on?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2020#May

Re: The Rachel Divide (2018) Netflix

The documentary brings up the concept of "white privilege" which is very real. Only a white woman could gain this much notoriety for transforming her race which is the ultimate example of white privilege. And this is why she is a fraud. She can never fully understand what it's like to be black and discriminated.

Hey Diddler, Diddler….the cat and the fiddler LOL
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