The NAACP has either decided to promote diversity in their hiring or someone is a very big fraud.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Controversy is swirling around one of the Spokane region’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members saying the local leader of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years.
Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, chair of the city’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, and an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University.
The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday that questions have arisen about her background and her numerous complaints to police of harassment. The story was first reported by the Coeur d’Alene Press.
Dolezal’s mother, Ruthanne, says the family’s ancestry is Czech, Swedish and German, with a touch of Native American heritage.
Dolezal has identified herself in application materials as white, black and Native American.
Police say they have found little evidence of racial harassment.
On Twitter and sometimes here, I like to talk about how ridiculous “Tumblr Culture” is. It’s Tumblr and places like it that have allowed kids with no clue of how the world works to claim they are transabled, have “headmates” (if you are unclear as to what this term means, forget you’ve ever seen it because only sadness comes from looking it up), and other signs of either too much imagination or mental distress.
Well, at some point, along came an Internet troll with a great idea: Let’s create “transethnicity” to up our trans game. And, so, it happened as a joke. With Dolezal, it no longer appears to be a joke.
According to her staff biography, Dolezal received her master’s degree from Howard University, an historically black university in Washington, D.C.
“Her passion for civil rights is influenced by her years in Mississippi, where she advocated for equal rights and participated in community development,” the bio states.
Dolezal’s biography also states she has been the victim of at least eight “documented hate crimes.” No suspect has been identified.
This is the world we live in. Someone with a case of white guilt the likes we’ve never seen before has paraded around as black woman for years, and it’s apparently due to feeling connected with a community or culture she didn’t belong to… kind of like someone who feels “disabled” but isn’t. I agree to an extent that this isn’t equatable to transgenderism, but it’s much more sinister. This is a legitimate fraud being perpetrated on an organization.
Dolezal has claimed she was racially harassed in the past. Police have found no such evidence of this. This woman is very deeply troubled by white guilt or some similar motivating factor, and it has led her to make some rather poor life choices.
The Left is up in arms over this, but if this becomes a trans- issue what’s to stop people from claiming other trans- symptoms? Transablism? Transethnicity/Transracialism? Transfat? Where does this end?
The Left may yet rally around this brave woman, however, as it appears that she is also transsexual – because it takes a big pair to have the whitest lineage (German, Swedish) and claim you’re black.