White is the new black

Jun 16, 2015

I must admit, I've been following the Rachel Twilight Zone Dolezal fiasco a bit more intently that other Washington State issues or news events. Mainly because I lived in Spokane from 1987 to 2000...(which has moved me to now draw my 4th cartoon on the topic.) I quickly learned that Spokane was not the end of the world but you could see it from there. Spokane's a quirky little city in eastern Washington State about 30 minutes west of north Idaho. The capital of the Inland Empire is another column, so let's get back to Rachel.

Like I said, I've been following this issue...watching the news, interviews, speaking to reporters and reading as much as I can. I'm somewhat surprised at how much of the essence of the issue has just not made it to the other reporting outlets and interviewers. The bottom line point that started this whole story was the number of racial harassment complaints that the Coeur d'Alene Police Department dropped as soon as Rachel moved to Spokane. And yep you guessed soon as Rachel arrived in Spokane race harassment complaints increased there. And yes the main 'victim' doing all this filing of complaints was Rachel.

As Jeff Selle the Coeur d'Alene Press reporter who broke the story started collecting information he realized this was a story. This raised red flags because Rachel was moving up into leadership positions

I'll cut to the chase because this is starting to get really ugly. Ugly because the only questions that haven't been asked deal with Rachel's family. Family issues such as raising children and cross race adoption may have something to do with this mess.




-Milt Priggee

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