An NAACP leader’s parents have made a startling revelation that their daughter who claims to be black and had also been a highly visible civil rights activist in Eastern Washington, is white, according to Huffington Post!
Rachel Dolezal, Spokane’s NAACP Chapter President and part-time Africana Studies professor at Eastern Washington University, has been misleading people about her ethnicity for years, her parents say.
Her mother even offered photographic proof. While today the 37-year-old divorcee currently sports tight, dark curls, her mom Ruthanne Dolezal showed KREM photos of the fair and freckled blonde daughter she once knew.
“It’s very sad that Rachel has not just been herself,” her mother, Ruthanne Dolezal, told the Spokesman-Review, revealing that Rachel began to “disguise herself” as a black woman in 2006 or 2007 after the family adopted four African-American children. “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.”
Dolezal is now facing a city ethics probe after she identified herself as black in an application to serve on a local police ombudsman commission – a position she secured.