Rachel Doležal: Race Is NOT Real, We Are All Africans
Rachel Dolezal is being tossed back into the spotlight by recent comments on social media. Rachel, who made headlines back in 2015 for lying about her ethnicity, says that race is not real and that Europeans made it as a form of oppression.
The comment was sparked by a social media user who commented:
But facts are fact. You cannot change your ethnicity. That’s fantasy not reality.
To this, Rachel responded,
fact is: race is not real. Europeans made it up to oppress. We all are Africans. Consciousness and affiliation are a state of mind.
Rachel was president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Spokane, Washington from 2014 until June 2015, when she resigned in the midst of controversy over her racial identity.
She received further public scrutiny when her white parents publicly stated that Doležal was passing as black. The statement by her parents in June 2015 followed Doležal’s reports to police and local news media that she had been the victim of race-related hate crimes; however, a subsequent police investigation cast doubt on Doležal’s allegations. In a November 2015 television interview, Doležal publicly stated for the first time since the controversy began that she was born white, but still identified as black.
Do you agree or disagree with her latest comments?