The resignation of Rachel Dolezal
Civil Rights Activist, 37 year old Rachel Dolezal, resigned her post as president of the Washington State chapter of the NAACP amiss questions regarding her race. Her open letter was posted on Facebook: “It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the Presidency and pass the baton to my Vice President, Naima Quarles-Burnley.” This came as a result of Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal, Rachel Dolezal’s biological parents, revealing to the public that she is Caucasian.
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Who is Rachel Dolezal?
So what are the facts about Rachel Dolezal? According to Wikipedia, Rachel Dolezal was born November 12,1977 in Montana and resides in Spokane, Washington. Her parents Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal are Caucasian with Czech, German, and Swedish ancestry. Her parents married in 1974. She is the younger sister to an older biological brother named Joshua, an English professor. In her teenager years, her parents adopted four children. Three children-African American and one child-Haitian. Rachel Dolezal is a graduate of Christian Liberty Academy, Belhaven University, and Howard University. Prior to her previous role as NAACP Washington state chapter position she was:
*educational director of the Human Rights Education Institute in Coerur d’Alene
*instructor at North Idaho College
*part-time/contract employee of Eastern Washington University addressing Africana Education program needs. Rachel Dolezel taught “The Black Woman’s Struggle,” “African and African American Art History,” “African History,” “African American Culture,” and “Intro to Africana Studies.”
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