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Civil Rights Leader Rachel Dolezal Lied About Being Black For Years, Her Parents Claim

Rachel Dolezal – a prominent NAACP leader in Eastern Washington state – has been lying about being black for years.

Her parents were the ones who outed her, and they even used childhood photos as proof, while speaking to local media.

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The 37-year-old’s parents said that their daughter started passing herself off as black after the family adopted four African-American children.

Larry Dolezal said that both he and his wife are white, and of European descent. The NAACP leader is the couple’s biological child.

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Dolezal’s mother, Ruthanne – who hasn’t been in touch with her daughter for years – said that she would have been more effective in the causes of the African-American community if she had been honest with everybody.

Dolezal was confronted with the allegations on Thursday, but she refused to answer any direct questions regarding her race.

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When a reporter asked her if she is African-American, she said that she doesn’t understand the question.

On the other hand, the NAACP leader’s parents are offering even more evidence: their daughter’s birth certificate, which lists both of them as white.

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In the meantime, the Spokane City Hall has opened an inquiry regarding Dolezal’s application to the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission. The application in question lists a few ethnicities, including black.

Dolezal said that they can DNA test her if they want to, but that the entire situation is “ridiculous”.

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