This story just keeps getting better everyday.
Daily Mail – Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP leader who resigned on Monday after it was revealed that she had pretended to be black, has now been outed as a plagiarist.
According to her art blog, Dolezal is ‘an award-winning Mixed Media Artist,’ but she has had accusations of plagiarism levelled against her in relation to at least one of her pieces.
The similarities between Dolezal’s acrylic paintings The Shape of Our Kind and J.M.W. Turner’s 1840 work The Slave Ship are astounding.
The first person to note that the two pieces are almost identical was Twitter user Jolie Adams, while others who’ve commented include one user who posted: ‘No shoutouts to JMW Turner?’ underneath, reports voactiv.
Dolezal received an MFA from Howard University in 2002, where she has claimed that she majored in ‘experimental studio’ and minored in sculpture.
The website for Howard’s Art Department includes no evidence that there ever was an experimental studio major.
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