Parents of Spokane civil rights leader say she’s been lying about her race for years

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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.

Her mother and father told KXLY that they are both white, and Rachel is their biological daughter.

The station interviewed Dolezal regarding her a photo posted to the NAACP Spokane Facebook page in which she apparently identifies an African-American man as her father:

“Ma’am, I was wondering if your dad really is an African-American man,” the reporter asked.

“I don’t understand the question,” Dolezal answered. “I did tell you [that man in the picture] is my dad.”

“Are your parents white?” he asked.

Dolezal then took off the microphone and left the interview.

She has identified herself in application materials as white, black and Native American.

Police say they have found little evidence of Dolezal’s alleged racial harassment. In fact, postal investigators say the mail was never processed by the U.S. Post Office, according to KXLY.

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  • Paul&Kathy

    Another sick liberal democrat trying to “go big time” and “be somebody”. Liberals are almost always mentally messed up folks.

  • It's her body

    Wow had to use the race card to get where she was…she knows what she is doing same as Obama and the rest of the under qualified women and minorities reaping the benefits of being “disadvantaged”

  • d_2

    Wouldn’t this eclipse the ‘put black shoe polish on you face’? Somebody tell her that she doesn’t have to be black in order to be a Civil Rights leader. Good grief!

  • Jim Kelly

    Why is the northwest full of inbred racist blow hards so what if she identifies with blacks maybe she read a history book and is ashamed something most you nasty mouthed blowhards don’t grasp

    • d_2

      @JIM KELLY What misrepresent herself? That’s the point. I could care less if she was white, black, purple, male, female… Why not be honest? When questioned about her ethnicity… she gets pissed. In the greater scheme of things… this is just laughable.

    • hellomurica

      Not racist, just sick of all the progressive BS and white guilt that’s being bandied about. In this day in age if you’re a straight white male, you’re the scum of the earth according to some. People are tired of this moronic mentality.

    • B

      Jim Kelly here’s the problem. She lied on applications and her resume. Have you ever heard of affirmative action? There’s a good chance she was chosen for positions and jobs based on her race. That means she bumped out other more qualified people or other African Americans from getting the job. That is the problem and the issue at hand, I could care less if she identifies with African Americans more than her actual race.

  • Jim Kelly

    Why is the northwest so full of nasty mouthed blowhard racist? So what if she identifies with Blacks. Maybe you so called Christians better stop JUDGING and being so PRIDEFUL and SELFISH!

  • First amendment

    Now I know why everyone sounds like an Aryan Nations Spokesperson on FOX good old fashion CENSORSHIP how American

  • tootietuttle

    this is hilarious…She should cover all bases and try to redeem herself by saying she is transgendered…liberals will believe anything.

  • hellomurica

    Attention wh**e of epic proportions, with a enough white guilt thrown in to pretend to be a race she’s not. What a sad and pathetic woman. Blacks are not fond of non-blacks pretending to be black, and I can only imagine their outrage when they find out that there’s a lying white woman heading a local NAACP chapter, misappropriating their skin color for her own bizarre personal gains, and trying to claim she’s being harassed because of her (very white) skin color. Love the tight perm and tan she’s given herself to try to blend in. What a complete and utter fool.

  • Wallus

    Its gone national now. Career over. All she had to do was play it right and legit but she chose a deception and a bad one to perpetrate at that.

  • trina

    What the hell is that about? Helicopter around and around me. Some young kid asking if i want a ride? Not cool!! And i dont watchvnor try tohear about bad things going on i already know they do. .i do not want to see it..thank u and please. I also do not care about a ladies racial issues whether she is or not i do not care. Not my business

  • sick and tired of dumbasses

    In todays world of pathetic Dumbass liberal entitlement, dont be surprised if there is now a rally cry from the DumbAsses for government protections and entitlements for DumbAsses who identify with a race other than their own. Just like the whole DumbAss transgender DumbAsses already get.

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