I knew it was only a matter of time before Transracial became an issue. I just didn’t expect it to happen so soon. So what brought this on?
37-year-old Rachel Dolezal, Spokane’s NAACP Chapter President, was outed by her parents recently. As white. It seems that for almost a decade now, Dolezal has been telling people she was white, black, and American Indian. She even “identified herself as black in an application to serve on a local police ombudsman commission,” for which she now faces a city ethics probe over.
This was her reaction when confronted by KXLY regarding her parents claim that she is, indeed, white:
to be so dedicated to the facade, she wasn’t ready for the obvious question pic.twitter.com/KSEFf6n45c
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) June 12, 2015
EDIT: According to KLKY, Dolezal has publicly posted pictures of a black man claiming he is her dad. The full interview video, from which the clip above was taken, can be found on KLKY’s site.