We thought America was the winner in cultural appropriation and race grievance. Along comes Canada saying, “Hold my Beer.”
From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC.CA) expose:
With a feather in her hand and a bright blue shawl and Métis sash draped over her shoulders, Carrie Bourassa made her entrance to deliver a TEDx Talk at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in September 2019, where she detailed her personal rags-to-riches story.
“My name is Morning Star Bear,” she said, choking up. “I’m just going to say it — I’m emotional.”
The audience cheered and applauded.
“I’m Bear Clan. I’m Anishinaabe Métis from Treaty Four Territory,” Bourassa said, explaining that she grew up in Regina’s inner city in a dysfunctional family surrounded by addiction, violence and racism.
It turned out that Bourassa became one of the most respected and prominent voices in Indigenous health throughout the country. Her role as a professor at the University of Saskatchewan in epidemiology and community medicine is where she oversees Morning Star Lodge. This Indigenous-based research laboratory focuses on health.
She is also the scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, a federal agency that is the leading funder of Indigenous health research in Canada.
In an email, the CIHR calls Bourassa “a Métis woman, a highly regarded Indigenous researcher” who “has been a selfless leader and a tireless champion for all Indigenous Peoples in this country.”
But some of her colleagues, like Winona Wheeler, an associate professor of Indigenous studies at the University of Saskatchewan, say Bourassa’s story is built on a fundamental falsehood.
Wheeler, a member of Manitoba’s Fisher River Cree Nation, says genealogical records show Bourassa is not Indigenous at all, but rather of entirely European descent.
“When I saw that TEDx, to be quite honest, I was repulsed by how hard she was working to pass herself off as Indigenous,” Wheeler told CBC. “You’ve got no right to tell people that’s who you are in order to gain legitimacy, to get positions and to get funding. That’s abuse.”
Let that be known to Senator Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. She did exactly the same thing for over a decade. Warren remains in office so it shows how few people really care. We don’t require honesty or integrity in our politicians, just the ability to bloviate and push through the agendas we want to see.
The University of Saskatchewan academics really only care about the fact that they were deceived. When you think you’re the smartest people in the world, it really sucks that you were fooled just like anybody else.
You are human.
Earlier this week, CIHR took to Twitter to celebrate that Bourassa was just named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women for 2021 by WXN, a Toronto-based women’s advocacy group.
In addition to claiming Metis and Anishinaabe heritage, Bourassa has also asserted that she’s a descendant of the Tlingit, a small group of Indigenous people from the Yukon and British Columbia.
Bourassa doesn’t just claim one tribe. She claims the entire spectrum. Her honesty puts Warren under the bus.
Another One‼️ So…there’s Rachel Dolezal, Elizabeth Warren, Hilaria Baldwin, Shaun King, Jessica Krug and now Carrie Bourassa. I’m tired 🤦🏾♀️
— telldatruthnshamedadevil (@MichieMonique) November 28, 2021
Welcoming to the Race and Culture Grifters Club. Our colonialist brothers.
Let’s call racial and cultural appropriation what it really is: a cash cow. Glifters are skilled at recognizing changes and working to make them happen. There have always been racial grifters, in my lifetime starting as far back as the “Rever-Rund” Jesse Jackson and Operation P.U.S.H. Rainbow P.U.S.H.The Reverend Al Sharpton, who rode the false allegations of Tawanna Brawley’s rape to national fame. The late Rush Limbaugh rightly dubbed them, “The Just-US Brothers,” since their calls for racial and social justice primarily benefited their pocketbooks.
But while they held a corner on it for decades, the winds of change truly became evident with Barack Obama’s presidential win in 2008. Along with being the “first Black” (more bi-racial) president, he also made community organizing Ah, how hip! The rise of BLM in 2015 sealed the deal, making racial grievance and activism a full on cottage industry that anyone could invest in—almost like multi-level marketing, but angrier.
Racial and cultural appropriation not only brings you money and fame, but it also gets lots of attention.
The future will show.
Bourassa is reminiscent of Rachel Dolezal aka Nkechi amare Diallo who was first to be exposed for taking over a culture she did not have a biological stake.
— Michael King (@mhking) June 12, 2015
In 2015, Rachel Dolezal was first reported by the media.
Rachel identified herself as “Black” on a City of Spokane employment application, says her father is Black, and has claimed to be the victim of a number of hate crimes. This is a classic example of someone engaging in race-based activism. Why should this matter?
Now, Rachel Dolezal’s ethnicity is being scrutinized. She also claims that she was a racist victim. Ruthanne Dolezal (Maine) and Lawrence Dolezal (Maine) have both stated that Dolezal was their daughter. This would make sense since the Dolezals were white.
Both Rachel and her husband have confirmed their claim to the Washington Post, among other publications. They also presented Rachel with a family photo and a birth certificate, along with photos of Rachel as a child, young adult, and at their wedding, to support their assertions.
Rachel Dolezal may be the victim of a sophisticated character assassination or a fraud.
Recriminations, resignations and all the usual academic gibberish to redefine language and terminology about race and culture were all part of the fraud. But Dolezal’s grift was still paying off for her: she got a book deal, speaking engagements, and lots of attention as she went from, “I identify as Black,” to “I identify as trans-racial,” to “I identify as human but culturally I feel like a Black person.”
And save for anyone who isn’t Black, people just continued to lap it up. Dolezal’s story was like watching a train wreck in slow motion, except the wreck never resulted in full-on destruction. The train is now just running on broken tracks, burning fuel and taking passengers along.
Realizing that Rachel Dolezal was better than the black conservatives, and black leadership, made me realize how important it was to be a friend of the black community. pic.twitter.com/nTq27yyZeT
— Ahod🍺 (@hodnett_andrew) November 28, 2021
Naturally, self-loathing springs to mind. This term is generally applied by leftist and liberals to Black conservatives, because we don’t toe the line of groupthink on voting Democrat, speak against the welfare state created by paternalistic liberals that has supported and perpetrated many of the problems in the black community.
We won’t swallow the Kool-Aid of supporting Obama because Obama is Black.
These Black conservatives say they are so hateful of themselves that they desire to be white. Therefore, we submit to our true blackness in order to accept whites.
Here’s some clarity: There is no Black conservative I know who has a problem as a Black Conservative. We just have problems with the liberal agenda.
Rachel Dolezal might just be an evil plant. A person who claims to be Black and continues to destroy Black identity. We will only know the outcome of this investigation over time.
The debate is fascinating and it’s interesting. However, if her parents’ claims are true—and they have mad Photoshop skills if they are not—then Rachel Dolezal has Some serious problems.
Even though it is only five years old, this statement still amazes me. Dolezal continues to prove with each new appearance that she does want to water down Black identity, and she is definitely the poster child of “serious issues.”
Dolezal will no doubt have been given an advance on her book. The Full Color Version: Finding My Place In a Black and White World. Dolezal visited South Africa last year to conduct interviews, and speak at the Quest for Non Racial South African Society Dialogue. Someone had to cover her flight and lodging. She probably also received a stipend.
Yet, in February, she appeared on Tamron Hall’s talkfest to whine about the difficulty of finding work because her grift blew up in her face. Dolezal now faces the negative consequences of the controversy she caused. She refuses to leave media and seek psychological treatment.
Dolezal made this bizarre comment in Tamron Hall’s interview.
“I’ve always identified racially as ‘human’ but have found more of a home in Black culture in the Black community, and that hasn’t changed.”
Starting in February New York Post article:
Infamous race-faker Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who was outed for pretending to be black in 2015, still insists she’s African American and complained in a recent interview she’s been unable to secure a new job for six years.
Dolezal, 43, who now goes by the Nigerian name Nkechi Amare Diallo, sat down for a talk on the “Tamron Hall” show to whine about how she wishes people could see her for who she is rather than “what” she is.
“I started with applying for all of the things I was qualified for and after interviews and getting turned down, I even applied to jobs that didn’t even require degrees, being a maid at a hotel, working at a casino,” Dolezal told the former “Today” host in the interview, which aired on YouTube Monday.
“I wasn’t able to get any of those jobs either,” she lamented.
According to Dolezal, she hasn’t held down a job for six years. Traveling to Africa on book tours is considered work. But, I digress.
Dolezal claimed then that she applied for many jobs, including those that didn’t require degrees like being a maid or working in a casino. Dolezal stated that her inability to get work is due to the backlash she has received from her racist past.
Dolezal, who identifies as “transracial” — someone who identifies with a certain race even if their biology is different — said she’s been braiding hair, writing grants, painting and doing “pep talks” on Cameo to make ends meet.
Employers want to feel that their workers are trustworthy and true to themselves.
Dolezal is an example of a ship that sailed many years ago.
Dolezal is the mother of three young boys: a toddler and two adults. Dolezal was able to support her baby and two young men during the last five-years. Braiding hair, writing grants, and painting pictures paid for diapers and formula as well as clothes and clothing of children growing up.
My doubts are valid.
Dolezal was also featured on reality TV recently, such as the video below. Mel Robbins Show indicates.
She refuses to apologize, however, for her cultural and racial appropriation. Like Elizabeth Warren and many other people. Dolezal is still appropriating and committed to rectifying the grift. This stunner was her Tamron Hall interview.
“We all need to do the work of deinstitutionalizing racism.”
Dolezal claims that she can’t find any real job, so if we had to, Dolezal would actually have to get out there and do it. So, I doubt she’ll be pushing too hard for that.
Dolezal is straight-up delusional. Unfortunately, Dr. Carrie Bourassa likely falls under this category too.
Dolezal recently relocated from Spokane to Tucson (Ariz.), because Tucson is a great college town to start a new grift. They will embrace Dolezal with open arms, thanks to all of the social justice and wakefulness embedded in the University of Arizona, as well as other higher education institutions, Dolezal will start to assert that she is Native American. Miss me.
Therefore, Dr. Carrie Bourassa will lie low and continue her cultural delusions.
Liberalism is a real mental disorder.