DonLever Posted June 12, 2015 Share Posted June 12, 2015 http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/ncaap-leader-rachel-dolezal-outed-as-white-by-her-family-its-a-farce From the National Post: NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal is actually white, her family claims: ‘It’s a farce’ SPOKANE, Wash. — Controversy is swirling around one of the Spokane region’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members saying the local leader of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years. Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, chair of the city’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, and an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University. The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday that questions have arisen about her background and her numerous complaints to police of harassment, of which the authorities say they have found little evidence. Dolezal’s mother, Ruthanne, says the family’s ancestry is Czech, Swedish and German, with a touch of Native American heritage. She told the Washington Post that the family adopted four other children, including two that are black, and that Rachel’s need to identify as another race might be related to this. “The adoption of the children definitely fuelled her interest as a teenager in being involved with people of color,” Ruthanne Dolezal said to the newspaper. “We’ve always had friends of different ethnicities. It was a natural thing for her.” Dolezal has identified herself in application materials as white, black and Native American, and recently responded to the allegations in an interview on a local news station. “Are you African American?” KXLY4’s Jeff Humphrey asked. “I don’t understand the question,” she responded. The family is not close anymore, according to the Washington Post. They say she took custody of one of her adopted brothers (who is black) after claiming the family was abusive, and allegedly told people in Spokane he is her son. “It’s a farce, really, is what it is,” her 21-year-old brother Zach told the newspaper, adding that he believed she claimed another couple in one of her Facebook photos are her parents Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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