Rachel Dolezal has a lot of explaining to do.
The civil rights activist and president of Spokane’s NAACP chapter, who identifies and lives her life as a proud black woman, is actually caucasian according to her biological parents.
“There seems to be some question of how Rachel is representing her identity and ethnicity,” Lawrence Dolezal said. “We are definitely her birth parents. We are both of Caucasian and European descent — Czech, German and a few other things.”
According to Ruth and Lawrence Dolezal, their daughter began “disguising herself” after they adopted four African American children.
By 2007, Rachel had fully immersed herself in black culture, altered her appearance, and began living her life like it’s golden…as a faux Nubian queen.
Rachel received a full scholarship to Howard University by presenting herself as a black woman.
Today, Rachel is an academic expert on African-American culture and teaches many related classes at Eastern Washington University. Rachel is currently the chairwoman of the Spokane’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, where she identified herself as white, black and American Indian on her application.