If a man can identify as a woman, is it that far from a white claiming to be black?
Rachel Dolezal serves as chair of the independent [citizen police ombudsman] commission, in addition to her work as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Washington University and president of the NAACP local chapter. On her application to serve on the commission, she identified herself as African-American. But public records, including Dolezal's own birth certificate, list her biological parents as Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal of Montana. The Dolezals told KXLY Thursday that Rachel is their biological daughter and that they are both white.
There is also reason to believe that she created her own hate mail and other assorted hate crimes.
XLY4 was interviewing Dolezal Wednesday about several hate crimes she's reported over the last several years. Most recently, Dolezal said she received a packet of hateful letters and pictures at the NAACP post office box in North Spokane. That crime led to rallies of support outside Spokane City Hall.
Police are still investigating, but say in reports that whoever placed the mail must have had access to the box, as it was not processed through the regular mail. Dolezal denied any implication that she was responsible.
Dolezal says she's been the victim of eight documented hate crimes in Idaho; a public records request filed by KXLY yielded just three reports. Each was closed by police because of insufficient evidence to prosecute.
In this Brave New World, is what she did wrong?
The comments are funny. Example:
James Milber replied:Kerry Penn ...One can be whatever or whoever they want to be, all you need to do is say that you think you are or can relate to.....and bingo, you have the right to be whatever.
I am a white male; but today I think I am a disabled negro female lesby. I think I will go to the local NAACP and apply for benefits. I can't be turned down because of the pretense of “anti-discrimination” .
You are NOT a "disabled negro female lesby"--- you are a STRONG disabled negro female lesby for having the courage to be who you are, against the odds, and stand up to the world to be YOU!!! Beautiful inside an out.