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Coeur d’Alene Hate Crime


Rachel Dolezal is the education director for the Human Rights Education Institute based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  She has an MFA from Howard University, and this above is one of the ‘pieces’ I happened to find on her ‘blog’ where she has some a good number of pieces using different textures and techniques.   Rachel’s artwork graces the HREI website as well.

Rachel lives in Spokane, Washington and this past Sunday she found a noose “just outside the front door” of her home.  Last week – as NWCN reports – there was a burglary at her home wherein some things were stolen including a couple of guns and “$13,000 worth of personal belongings.”

Earlier this year, Dolezal said, several white supremacists confronted her while she was working at the institute.

“They asked me if I am biracial, then asked where I live and where my son goes to school,” she said.

Dolezal found it disconcerting but gave them a tour of the building’s exhibits and invited them to future events. Continue reading