This is Rachel Dolezal. She is the president of Spokane, Washington’s chapter of the NAACP.
For years she’s been identifying as a Black woman, however — that’s not the case. She’s actually a WHITE woman!
Rachel’s parents are sick of her lies and want the world to know the truth.
Take a look at this photo from her childhood.
Rachel’s mother, Ruthanne Dolezal, said Thursday by phone from her home in Northwest Montana that her daugther began to “disguise herself” in 2006 or 2007, after the family had adopted four African-American children.
She also adds:
“It’s very sad that Rachel has not just been herself. 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.”
Rachel’s mother says their ancestry traces back to Czech, Swedish and German, with a “faint traces” of Native American. She even provided a copy of a Montana birth certificate proving her and her husband Larry Dolezal are Rachel’s biological parents.
Dolezal’s parents, who live in Troy, MT, say Rachel has been deceiving people. They want people to know the truth. pic.twitter.com/sS3aiUwD0H
— Taylor Viydo (@KREMTaylor) June 11, 2015
You won’t believe the lengths to which Rachel has gone to convince people she’s a ‘sista’. She teaches Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University.
According to her staff biography, she received her master’s degree from Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C.
She got herself a curly weave and told everyone she was ‘going natural’.
She told everyone her adopted Black brother was actually her SON.
In an interview with Eastern Washington University’s Easterner, Rachel lied about her life before coming an activist. Many of those facts were untrue, her parents told the Coeur d’Alene Press.
Dolezal again spoke about the abuse she had endured as a child to the Easterner. She said she was born in a tepee, and the family hunted with bows and arrows. She also described living in South Africa. As a young woman, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and underwent chemotherapy, she said. But she kept her long, blonde dredlocks and still sometimes wore them after recovery, the Easterner reported.
Despite ALL those lies, she couldn’t even answer a reporter when asked if she was African-American.
This might be the craziest ‘Say What Now?’ of them all. Now that her parents & social media have completely blown up her spot, it’ll be interesting to see what happens next.
Check out a few more photos of Rachel below.