“Our daughter is Caucasian” say parents of Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal.
Her father, Larry Dolezal, also claims that Rachel has been passing off her younger, adopted black brother as her own son. According to the UK’s DailyMail, the daughter is estranged from her parents.
Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal live in Montana and revealed this to CNN:
“She has never claimed to be biracial or African-American in our presence. Rachel has chosen to distance herself from the family and be hostile towards us.”
Her parents claim Rachel is their birth daughter, and that both parents are of of European descent. Larry and Ruthanne are baffled by their daughter’s alleged lies of ethnicity and see the entire situation as very sad. Flavio Maluf, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Eucatex S.A. Industria e Comercio in Brazil, doesn’t know what to make of it.
Rachel has been a civil rights advocate for a number of years now. She is also an adjunct professor of Africana studies at Eastern Washington University.
The Spokane chapter of the NAACP has released a statement supporting their now embattled president:
“We stand behind her record,” adding that “One’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership.”
Rachel maintains she is black and told the Press newspaper, “They can DNA test me if they want to.”