We’ve come across some incredulous bleaching Black culture cases in our day but Rachel Dolezal may go down as the most unbelievable instance.
The long-serving NAACP president of the Spokane, Washington chapter is being accused–and seemingly rightfully so–of lying about her ethnicity. Which, of course, in the case of the a NAACP president, is African-American.
Reports The Spokesman-Review:
Dolezal is the president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, chairwoman of the city’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University and commentator in the Inlander weekly newspaper. Formerly she was director of education at the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene.
Dolezal’s mother, Ruthanne Dolezal, said Thursday by phone from her home in Northwest Montana that she has had no contact with her daughter in years. She said her daughter began to “disguise herself” in 2006 or 2007, after the family had adopted four African-American children and Rachel Dolezal had shown an interest in portrait art.
It’s very sad that Rachel has not just been herself,” Ruthanne Dolezal said. “Her effectiveness in the causes of the African-American community would have been so much more viable, and she would have been more effective if she had just been honest with everybody.”
Contacted at her EWU office, Dolezal avoided responding directly to questions about her ethnicity and race, saying she first needs to meet with members of the local NAACP chapter’s executive committee before having a broader discussion with the community about what she described as a “multi-layered” issue.
“I feel like that question is not as easy as it seems,” she said. “There’s a lot of complexities … and I don’t know that everyone would understand that.”
Later, in an apparent reference to studies tracing the origins of human life to Africa, Dolezal added: “We’re all from the African continent.”
She blames her parents’ comments on contentious litigation that has divided the family over allegations of past abuse.
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You ain’t gotta lie to kick, my sister. You ain’t gotta try so hard. Ruthanne also told the publication the family’s ancestry is Czech, Swedish and German.
In a video interview with KXLY posted today (June 11), Dolezal’s face turned to stone when asked whether or not she was Black. Watch it below.
Photo: KXLY Video Screenshot
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