Spokane NAACP Head Living Lie As Black Woman, Offers Incredible Weasel Defense

I think it is high time we have a National Conversation!!!!! on people living as someone they’re not

(Spokesman-Review) Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely portraying herself as black for years.

Dolezal, 37, avoided answering questions directly about her race and ethnicity Thursday, saying, “I feel like I owe my executive committee a conversation” before engaging in a broader discussion with the community about what she described as a “multi-layered” issue.

“That question is not as easy as it seems,” she said after being contacted at Eastern Washington University, where she’s a part-time professor in the Africana Studies Program. “There’s a lot of complexities … and I don’t know that everyone would understand that.”

Later, in an apparent reference to studies tracing the scientific origins of human life to Africa, Dolezal added: “We’re all from the African continent.

That right there has to be a nominee for the best Weasel Speak of the year. The judges give it a solid 9.7.

Dolezal is credited with re-energizing the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. She also serves as chairwoman of the city’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, where she identified herself as white, black and American Indian in her application for the volunteer appointment, and previously was education director for the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene.

Her mother claims Czech, Swedish and German ancestory.

Rachel Dolezal dismisses the controversy as little more than an ugly byproduct of contentious litigation between other family members over allegations of past abuse that has divided the family. She’s particularly suspicious of the timing, noting that the allegations broke on her son’s birthday and come as the Colorado lawsuit filed by her sister against their brother nears a key juncture.

Her mother states that it came up when she was asked by local media. As for the controversy, City Hall is opening an investigation, since she essentially lied on her application to the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission. She has also been accused of manufacturing hate crimes. Eastern Washington University is doing what they can to distance itself from the issue.

Perhaps Ms. Dolezal and Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren can get together for some afternoon tea.

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