Who is Rachel Dolezal? NAACP Leader Lies About Her Race
Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal‘s story has gone viral after it was revealed by her parents that she has been lying about being black for years.
“She’s our birth daughter and we’re both of European descent,” Rachel‘s father Larry Dolezal told Buzzfeed, adding that both he and her mother are white. “We’re puzzled and it’s very sad.”
Rachel has been the president of the Spokane NAACP chapter since January and she is also an adjunct professor of Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, as well as a graduate of Howard University, a historically black school.
“She has over the past 20 years assimilated herself into the African-American community through her various advocacy and social justice work, and so that may be part of the answer,” Rachel‘s dad added. She even has tried to pass off a black man off as her dad and her real parents say she “doesn’t want us visible in the Spokane area in her circle because we’re Caucasian.”
Rachel has been receiving hate mail in the NAACP’s post office box. Watch her interview about it all below.
Rachel Dolezal Discusses the Hate Mail She Received