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Black adoptive brother blasts ‘self-hating’ Rachel Dolezal: ‘It’s basically blackface’

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The black adopted brother of Rachel Dolezal denounced her in an interview published by Buzzfeed on Friday,

“She puts dark makeup on her face and says she’s black,” 22-year-old Ezra Dolezal said. “It’s basically blackface.”

He said that Rachel, the head of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), began using the makeup around four years ago to make herself look darker, and also started altering her hair into a perm.

While she offered no “logical explanation” for his sister’s actions, Dolezal attributed them to a desire on her part to embark on a fresh start upon moving to Spokane, as well as what she described negative experience as a student at Howard University, where black students are the majority.

“It’s like what psychologists call self-hating,” Ezra said. “She had no reason not to like herself being white. She was an awesome artist and she could have accomplished everything she did, if she had stayed exactly the same.”

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Rachel not only asked him to refer to himself as her “blood brother,” Ezra said, but she called their other adopted brother, Izaiah, her biological son after gaining legal custody of him in 2010.

The controversy around Rachel exploded when her parents, Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal, revealed what she was doing. The NAACP released a statement backing her, citing the “legal issue” between her and the couple. But Ezra told Buzzfeed that his sister’s action constituted a “slap in the face” to the African-American community.

“She made herself into a martyr on purpose for people to feel sorry for her and to help her,” he said.

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Lara Trump snarls at critics of ‘send her back’ for pushing a ‘biased, racially-charged narrative’

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Lara Trump, the wife of President Donald Trump's son Eric, has accused CNN anchor Anderson Cooper of pushing a "biased, racially-charged narrative" after he criticized her recent defense of the Trump administration over the "send her back" scandal.

This article first appeared on Salon.

"Anyone insinuating that there was some premeditated plan to orchestrate the “send her back” chant is obviously desperate to continue pushing a biased, racially-charged narrative. #FakeNews," Trump posted to her Twitter account on Saturday. She included a link to the Washington Examiner, a right-leaning newspaper which included a quote from Cooper blasting Trump for supposedly "lying" about her role in whipping up a crowd to chant "send her back" about Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

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Trump’s trade war with China has led to foreign investments in the US drying up: report

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Not only are U.S. manufacturers and farmers feeling the devastating brunt of Donald Trump's ongoing trade war with China -- among other countries -- now the New York Times reports that foreign investors no longer see America as a safe bet to park their money.

According to the report, "the once steady flow of Chinese cash into America, with Chinese investment plummeting by nearly 90 percent since President Trump took office."

With the report stating, the drop-off "stems from tougher regulatory scrutiny in the United States and a less hospitable climate toward Chinese investment, as well Beijing’s tightened limits on foreign spending," one analyst blamed the increasingly hostile trade relationship between the two countries.

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Marvel reveals next star-studded superhero films at Comic-Con

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Marvel unveiled its bumper slate of new superhero movies Saturday, wheeling out a who's who of Hollywood stars and prompting a collective meltdown at Comic-Con as it ended frenzied speculation over the most lucrative franchise in film history.

Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Rachel Weisz were brought on stage in San Diego to join Marvel film stalwarts such as Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in the upcoming -- and sure to be multi-billion-grossing -- movies.

"I can spend 90 minutes talking about what we've done or I can spend some time talking about what we're about to do," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, drawing rapturous screams from thousands packed into the world's largest pop-culture fan convention.

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