And just like that, Transracial is born

Rachel Dozel

Rachel Dozel as an adult (left) and as a young woman (right).

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:

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.

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