Saturday, June 13, 2015

Just Call Me Black

Okay...Okay...I kid with this picture...But now...Everybody has heard the story about the Spokane, Washington NAACP Leader who was outed by her parents who say she's actually a white woman who has been pretending to be African-American for years...

It was all over social media yesterday and everybody weighed in.....

The race of one of the most prominent faces in Spokane, Washington's black community is under question after her estranged mother claimed she is white but is "being dishonest and deceptive with her identity."

Rachel Dolezal, 37, is the head of the local chapter of the NAACP and has identified herself as at least partly African-American. But her Montana birth certificate says she was born to two parents who say they are Caucasian. The parents shared that document and old photos with CNN.
"We are her birth parents," Lawrence Dolezal told CNN on Friday. "We do not understand why she feels it's necessary to misrepresent her ethnicity."  I don't understand it either, but then, that's just me.

CNN tried to reach Rachel Dolezal for comment by emailing and calling her, but was unsuccessful. The Spokane Spokesman-Review. newspaper reported, though, that she has framed the controversy surrounding her racial identity in the context of litigation over guardianship of her adopted brother.

According to court documents obtained by CNN, Rachel Dolezal's adopted brother, who is black, sought emancipation from Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal in 2010. The adopted brother, now 21, said the Dolezals used "physical forms of punishment" and had sent his brother and sister away to group homes because they didn't cooperate with the couple's religion and rules.
The adopted brother wanted to live with Rachel Dolezal "in a multiracial household where black culture is celebrated and I have a connection to the black community," the court papers said. The papers by the way did not specify Rachel Dolezal's race.

The petition for emancipation was dropped. In a separate legal action in 2010, the court appointed Rachel Dolezal to be the adopted brother's guardian with the consent of Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal.

On Friday, the Dolezals told the media they didn't want to comment on a possible "legal dispute" their daughter or the NAACP had mentioned.

One organization that appears to be standing behind her is the NAACP. The group, historically one of the most prominent in supporting causes important to the African-American community, said Friday that Dolezal is "enduring a legal issue with her family" and that "we respect her privacy in this matter."
"One's racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership," the group said. "The NAACP Alaska-Oregon-Washington State Conference stands behind Ms. Dolezal's advocacy record."

So...She's perped being Black....What I don't understand is why are Black people tripping??  This is of no advantage to her...And she is working in the organization that helps Black people...So what is the problem?

I can think of several African -Americans off hand....Clarence Thomas...Raven Symone...Ben Carson and Allan West ,who I'd gladly trade to the White people for a couple more Rachel Dolezals....In the bigger picture...She's probably done more for African -Americans than any of the fore named...I'm not mad at  Rachel, regardless if she's white or Black...


Cheryl said...

LMAO! You know you wrong for this!

Sean said...

BOOOMSKI...You hit em in the head again fam!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Who cares and why should it matter? Is she an effective leader and is she "Advancing Colored People... maybe she can start with changing the name?!?!?

Swaggie said...

I'm down with her. I gives zero fuks about her lying about her race b/c like you said, she's probably DONE more for our folks than many who are privileged melinated peoples!

James Perkins said...

Lying about race or where you come from has rarely if ever jeopardized state/federal governance or the private industry. So, besides it being socially taboo to pretend to be white or pretend to be black...what is the negative outcome? I would like evidence to see how people who fake their race somehow jeopardize the livelihood of others. Any statistics?

Angie B. said...

She's a Howard alum (Like Me) which means she is above reproach in my book (lol) but it *does* make her look duplicitous AND it makes you wonder what kind of operation they're running in Boogie Down Spokane.

Toni said...

Mornin Keith...You hittin all cylinders today!

Tate 2 said...

President of the NAACP, trying to help black folks, putting in real work, getting people to vote. Here's your black card madam.


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