Sunday, 14 June 2015

Is Rachel Dolezal black or white? Her Parents Say She Has A History Of 'Seeking To Reinvent Reality'...


Rachel Dolezal dominated the world headlines yesterday after her Caucasian parents revealed she impersonated a black woman for nearly a decade.
Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she will speak about the furor over racial identity sparked after her parents said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years, but she is actually white.

KHQ-TV in Spokane reported that Dolezal sent a message to NAACP members saying she would address the situation at a Monday night meeting of the group.
"As you probably know by now, there are questions and assumptions swirling in national and global news about my family, my race, my credibility, and the NAACP," Dolezal's message said. "I have discussed the situation, including personal matters, with the Executive Committee.
"I support their decision to wait until Monday to make a statement. The Executive team asked that I also release my response statement at the same time, which will be during the 7-9 p.m. monthly membership meeting."
The city of Spokane is investigating whether she lied about her ethnicity when she applied to be on the police board. And police on Friday said they were suspending investigations into racial harassment complaints filed by Dolezal, including one from earlier this year in which she said she received hate mail at her office.
"My sons and I would appreciate your thoughts, prayers and support during the interlude," Dolezal also said in her message.

Dolezal is a 37-year-old artist and activist with dark curly hair and light-brown skin. Her parents in Montana have produced pictures of her as a blonde, blue-eyed child to prove that she is white.See photo below.

The parents of Rachel Dolezal spoke to HuffPost Live on Friday after revealing to the media that their daughter, the president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, had been disguising herself as African American for years.
Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal told hosts Marc Lamont Hill and Nancy Redd that their daughter has a history of "seeking to reinvent reality," according to her mother. She had "expectations of herself that were not realistic, and also just a negative sort of view of people and family –- that sort of thing was also concerning," Ruthanne added.
The couple told HuffPost Live their daughter "had a happy childhood, grew up in a loving home" alongside four adopted African American siblings. The two claim that Rachel's siblings "were warned not to let it out -- not to blow her cover" by Rachel herself.
"They're puzzled, but [her siblings] told us that they are basically feeling that she’s basically been outed," her father said.
"The children did not enjoy having to be secretive about Rachel’s real identity," her mom added.
The Dolezals view their daughter's dishonesty about her identity as a way of disowning them as parents, which "is the painful part of this," they said.
"We're very fond of our African American friends. We've always enjoyed ethnicity and diversity and had friends, and Rachel grew up that way. Adopting the four children was an extension of that as well. [Rachel's] identification with African Americans is not hurtful to us, but for her to reject us as parents, that is what hurts, and the dishonesty is very concerning," her mother said.
Still, they have positive and loving memories of Rachel that are not reflected in the falsehoods about her identity. Ruthanne began to choke up as she recalled how, as a child, their daughter "was always caring about other people and spoke well of her family and wanted to be identified with us" -- a departure from the Rachel they see now.
"We recognize her, obviously, but this isn't the Rachel that we know," Larry affirmed. "It hurts us deeply, and we're quite saddened by that."
Despite the strains this deceit has taken on their relationship, the Dolezals have a message for their daughter: "Rachel, we love you," her mother declared. "Please tell the truth."

Rachel Dolezal
One of her students took to Twitter yesterday to bash Dolezal, saying the Caucasian woman hated black females but showed favoritism to black male students.
Twitter user cay&jay wrote: “She used to make me feel like I wasn’t black enough to be in her presence… She disliked most of her black female students but loved the n*ggas.”
Rachel Dolezal

1 comment:

  1. Why so much ado over her color? It's her work that matters plz.people change their sex so why not their race? Which is even the lesser of the two ills