Rachel Dolezal, NAACP President, Quits Due to Race Questions
Rachel Dolezal is sick of all the questions about her race, so she’s resigning as the NAACP president. In her resignation letter, she said
The dialogue has unexpectedly shifted internationally to my personal identity in the context of defining race and ethnicity.
Well, come on Rachel, you have to admit the story is a little weird. After all, according to your parents, you used to be white. Then, some kind of bizarre reverse Michael Jackson thing happened.
Check out the before and after for yourself.
She’s offered no explanation at all as why she’s been identifying as black for at least eight years, except to say that “If I was asked I would say, yes, I would definitely consider myself to be black.”
This isn’t the first time that Dolezal’s had media attention. She was also in the news for reportedly receiving death threats and filing hate crime complaints. However, the investigation into that was abruptly halted shortly after this story broke.
Who ratted her out? That would be her parents, Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal, who said;
When we’re asked questions, we raised our children, tell the truth, that’s always the best and so when we’re asked or confronted with this matter, we’ll tell the truth
According to her mom, Dolezal even pulled her aside and begged her not to blow her cover. But it looks like her cover is already blown. It doesn’t appear that Dolezal has any comment to make at all on her own behalf.