Rachel Dolezal, NAACP Leader & Civil Rights Activist Outed as White By Her Parents … Accused of Falsifying Race (VIDEO)
HMM, JUST CURIOUS … IF ITS OKAY FOR
BRUCE CAITLYN JENNER TO GO FROM A GUY TO A GIRL BECAUSE HE SHE FEELS LIKE ONE, WHY IS IT NOT OKAY FOR A WOMAN TO GO FROM WHITE TO BLACK?
Wouldn’t that be something if Rachel Dolezal, Washington states most prominent civil rights activist and president of the Spokane NAACP was white? So says Rachel Dolezal’s parents who have outed their daughter as being white. Her biological parents claim she is misrepresenting “major portions of her life,” including being born white. Her parents say that their daughter “is primarily German and Czech and of European descent.” Dolezal dismisses the controversy as little more than an ugly byproduct of family dysfunction.
This gives playing the race card a whole new meaning.
Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely portraying herself as black for years.
Dolezal, 37, avoided answering questions directly about her race and ethnicity Thursday, saying, “I feel like I owe my executive committee a conversation” before engaging in a broader discussion with the community about what she described as a “multi-layered” issue.
“That question is not as easy as it seems,” she said after being contacted at Eastern Washington University, where she’s a part-time professor in the Africana Studies Program. “There’s a lot of complexities … and I don’t know that everyone would understand that.”
Dolezal is credited with re-energizing the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. She also serves as chairwoman of the city’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, where she identified herself as white, black and American Indian in her application for the volunteer appointment, and previously was education director for the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene.
In recent days, questions have arisen about her background and her numerous complaints to police of harassment. Members of her family are challenging her very identity, saying she has misrepresented major portions of her life.
Interesting. Of course there are some legal issues of knowingly falsifying your race on job applications, especially if they are government ones. However, the real test will come if it is determined to be true that she is white and not bi-racial as Rachel Dolezal claims. Will the NAACP do the racist and bigoted thing and fire her from being president of their Spokane, WA chapter? Does one have to be black to be an NAACP president? Wouldn’t that be racist and against federal laws of job discrimination? James Wilburn, former president of the Spokane NAACP chapter said that Dolezal’s race was not what had qualified her for the position in the organization. Really, we shall see.
Her parents, Ruthanne and Larry, live in a rural home in Troy, Montana. Her father described a young Dolezal as blonde, blue-eyed and freckled-face.
“No way to get around it,” he said. The couple say their daughter is pretending to be someone she’s not.
“Rachel has wanted to be somebody she’s not. She’s chosen not to just be herself but to represent herself as an African-American woman or a biracial person,” Ruthanne said.
A serious question has to be asked … if Bruce Jenner can become Caitlyn Jenner and celebrated as some cause celeb because he feels like he is really a woman, why can’t Rachel Dolezal make the claim she is a black woman trapped in a white woman’s body? Seriously, what’s the difference? If a man can think he is a woman because he feels so, why can’t a white woman be a black one, or vice-versa? Sorry, but the LGBT opened Pandora’s Box.