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Fuck this bitch for real, the prequel (UPDATE)

Quiet Update: She’s going to be on the Today show and Melissa Harris-Perry will be one of the interviewers. People were tweeting that MHP’s comments about “deception” were transphobic (I didn’t hear them, but it sounded shady). I wonder if she was angling for this interview. I am not watching, but hoping one of you will take one for the team.

So Dolenzal sued Howard University. I had wondered what her parents were talking about when they said HU had made her feel bad about being white.

According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” She alleged that Smith and other school officials improperly blocked her appointment to a teaching assistant post, rejected her application for a post-graduate instructorship, and denied her scholarship aid while she was a student.

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As detailed in the court opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit contended that Howard was “permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult.”

Judge Zoe Bush dismissed Dolezal’s complaint in February 2004, 18 months after the lawsuit was filed and Dolezal was deposed on several occasions. Bush found no evidence that Dolezal was discriminated on the basis of race or other factors. The D.C. Court of Appeals subsequently affirmed Bush’s decision.

Following the dismissal of Dolezal’s lawsuit (and the Court of Appeals decision), she was ordered to reimburse Howard for a “Bill of Costs” totaling $2728.50. During the case, she was also ordered to pay the university nearly $1000 in connection with an “obstructive and vexatious” court filing that sought to improperly delay her examination by an independent doctor.

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