Rachel Dolezal, who today stepped down as president of the Spokane, Wash. chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), continues to find herself in hot water as information about her past comes to light. Today a video has surfaced of her using the N-word and now there’s a report about Dolezal filing a racial discrimination lawsuit in 2002 against Howard university, a historically black school which she attended, back when she was still white.  

According to a Smoking Gun report, Dolezal, then known as Rachel Moore, named the university and Professor Alfred Smith as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court. During the pendency of the civil case, Smith was chairman of Howard’s Department of Art.” Dolezal’s suit against Howard alleged “discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.”

In the suit Dolezal said Howard’s decision to remove some of her (possibly plagiarized) art during a February 2001 exhibition was: 

Her lawsuit read that the university was:

She also alleged that Smith and other school officials discriminated against her by preventing her from getting a teaching assistant job and scholarship aid when she was a student. 

The suit was dismissed in 2004 and Dolezal was forced to pay Howard almost 3k. 


[via Jezebel]