This picture of Rachel Dolezal has been making the rounds online. Is it genuine?

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Ijreview, where it was featured, isn't sure if the image is fake or real.


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The image turns out to be photoshopped.

Apparently, that picture has been tweeted recently by a columnist called Jonah Goldberg here on 14 June 2015 and went viral:

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After rigorous search online, an old occurrence of the photo was found which was posted on flickr on February 11, 2014:

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So, if we want to match the images together, it would look like this:

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The photo in the album Rachel Dolezal: Tangled (Karissa) was also accompanied with several other images belonging to the event.

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    Isn't it crazy how she was able to stand in exactly the same pose sans what she was holding? That takes skill! Commented Jun 14, 2015 at 18:52
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    Something about her hand in the edited photo looks off, like it's clearly been modified.
    – Scimonster
    Commented Jun 14, 2015 at 19:38
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    @Scimonster She has a finger missing (mostly)! Commented Jun 14, 2015 at 23:53
  • I agree with scimonster. Her thumb is 'cut off' on her hand where the book is 'held'. It's like the book cuts straight through her hand, with no sign of a thumb which would need to be used to hold the book up.
    – dsollen
    Commented Jun 17, 2015 at 13:17

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