Rachel Dolezal | Non-fiction Essay Engelsk

“Civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal misrepresented herself as black, claim parents” written by Jessica Elgot and published by The Guardian on June 12, 2015

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“Why black women feel so betrayed by Rachel Dolezal,” written by the French psychologist Guilaine Kinouani and published by The Telegraph on June 26,

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“Let Rachel Dolezal Be as Black as She Wants to Be” written by the great African American Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and published by Time Magazine on June 15, 2015.

Indholdsfortegnelse
1. Presentation of the texts.
2. Engagement of the reader.
3. Personal Thought

Uddrag
The topic covered by these three texts is the same, the race misrepresentation case involving the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) division leader, Rachel Dolezal. Her biological parents were accusing Rachel Dolezal. The accusation was that Rachel Dolezal wasn’t African American and that she was putting up a front to hide her actual ethnicity. Throughout these texts, we get an insight into this misrepresentation shown by Rachel Dolezal, and we also get some different but exciting opinions about if it´s ethically correct to lie about your race or if it’s wrong.

The first text, “Civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal misrepresented herself as black, claim parents” written by Jessica Elgot and published by The Guardian on June 12, 2015, gives us an insight about these accusations claimed by the biological parents. They accuse their daughter Rachel Dolezal of lying about her ethnicity. They claim that she’s not African American, but that she has Czech, German and Native American origins. Rachel Dolezal’s parents also mention that she attended a school in Mississippi, where her social circle primarily consisted of African Americans.

They furthermore reveal that she began adopting and showing off her African American appearance following her divorce with her African American ex-husband. This text is therefore informative, which means that there aren’t any opinions expressed by the author herself, which in this case is Jessica Elgot.

The second text, “Why black women feel so betrayed by Rachel Dolezal,” written by the French psychologist Guilaine Kinouani and published by The Telegraph on June 26, 2015, differentiates itself compared to the first text. This text is filled with opinions by the author, which makes it an opinion-based article. Guilaine Kinouani, who’s a psychologist, heavily criticizes Ms. Dolezal for lying about her ethnicity...

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