The parents of a civil rights activist, Rachel Dolezal, in Spokane, Wash., say their daughter has misrepresented herself as black for years, spurring a growing discussion on social media about race and identity.
Dolezal, 37, the president of the N.A.A.C.P. chapter in Spokane and a part-time professor in the Africana Studies program at Eastern Washington University, has listed on at least one application that she is black, as well as white and Native American
According to TMZ,
Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal‘s parent say they first heard about Rachel’s “black” exploits in Spokane, WA back in 2007. Rachel’s risen to become leader of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter … and has always represented herself as being black.
Her parents spoke to CNN this morning, and admitted Rachel’s wanted nothing to do with them. They say they’re only speaking out because a reporter contacted them to confirm their identity and Rachel’s.
They’ve remained silent even though they knew Rachel was deceiving the NAACP, but watch … according to them … they weren’t the only ones keeping the secret.
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