Rachel Dolezal Called for 'Exodus' Boycott Because Film Cast White Actors in Black Roles
"We need to boycott that film, from my perspective, because it’s miseducation, it’s misrepresentation, it’s highly offensive."
Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP Spokane president who pretended to be black until her parents revealed she was white, once called for a boycott of the film Exodus because it had white actors portraying Egyptians.
"Hopefully nobody goes to that film," Dolezal said in a 2014 interview that recently resurfaced in the wake of her racial identity controversy. "We need to boycott that film, from my perspective, because it’s miseducation, it’s misrepresentation, it’s highly offensive to the people that actually were living during that time and also to people today. It's robbing and shredding ancestry and history."
The film starred Christian Bale and Sigourney Weaver, and was criticized for "whitewashing" African history.
"If people go to that without knowing, and again with just the typical public education system, then you're going to think probably that's just what happened," said Dolezal. She pointed out that many of the assassins, thieves and servants were played by people with darker skin. "All the darker skinned people must be villains, that's pretty natural. I mean we accept that under the white supremacy tradition, and the lighter skin folks rule in our upperclass and it's just — you know — its really disturbing, that this is still something perpetrated."