Chronicle of Higher Ed. faults EWU, Spokane in #RachelDolezal case

How did she take on that identity so easily at Eastern Washington? Ms. Brooks, the San Antonio scholar, has a theory. According to Eastern Washington’s numbers, 11 of the university’s 459 full-time faculty members are black. Just three are women. (Like many institutions, Eastern Washington does not track part-time faculty members by race.)

Ms. Dolezal “couldn’t have gotten away with this in places like D.C., Atlanta, or New Orleans,” said Ms. Brooks. But in Spokane, where just over 2 percent of the population is black, the calculus is different.

See Rachel Dolezal Case Leaves a Campus Bewildered and Some Scholars Disgusted,  The Chronicle of Higher Education

There is another reason – Spokane is the city of deception and lies, as long documented with data on this blog. As long as the local culture thrives on delusional lying to one another, was this behavior and outcome really a surprise?

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