The parents of Spokane, Washington ‘s NAACP chapter head Rachel Dolezal came forward with particularly startling information: Their daughter is lying about being African American. Dolezal, who was born to two Caucasian parents in Montana, is also a professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University. She has even brought an older black man to public events, calling him her father, and claimed to have been the victim of nine hate crimes in the past decade.
When asked directly by reporters if she was African American, she insisted she didn ‘t ‘understand the question,” which is an alarming answer from someone who is the head of a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She should 100% understand that question.
While some people are saying she never actually claimed to be African American, others have combed through her social media posts where she heavily implies she is.
This reveal has upset many people and speculation on the state of Dolezal ‘s mental health. Many people on Twitter have pointed out that being transracial isn ‘t like being transgender and there are much more complicated social implications that come with identifying as a different race.