NAACP Chapter President is a White Woman Who Has Pretended to Be Black for Years, Family Outs Her
The parents of the Spokane NAACP Chapter president say their daughter has been pretending to be a black woman for years.
Rachel Dolezal’s parents, who are both white, provided a birth certificate and childhood photos of their young blonde daughter to the Coeur d’Alene Press after their daughter’s ethnicity was questioned when it was discovered she lied about receiving death threats.
A KXLY reporter asked Dolezal, who also teaches Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, “Are you African-American?”
After an awkward pause, Dolezal said, “I don’t understand the question.”
Speaking to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, she claimed that the question of her race “is not as easy as it seems” because “we’re all from the African continent.”
“It is very disturbing that she has become so dishonest,” her mother, Ruthanne Dolezal told the Coeur d’Alene Press.
Her lies didn’t stop at her race.
Her family explained that a black man who Dolezal claimed is her son is actually her adopted brother.
They added that she also made up her “life story,” claiming that she grew up in a teepee, hunted down her food with a bow, and lived in South Africa.
Her bio on the Eastern Washington University’s website also claims that her “efforts were met with opposition by North Idaho white supremacy groups, the Ku Klux Klan, the Neo Nazis and the Aryan Nations, and at least eight documented hate crimes targeted Dolezal and her children during her residency in North Idaho.”