How to make sense of Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP official accused of passing for black

by Jenee Desmond -Harris,  Vox

Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP, a Howard University graduate, an adjunct professor of Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, and, according to her application to the policing commission on which she sits, “white, black, and American Indian.”

And now the 37-year-old is also an internet sensation. Because despite her racial bona fides — and her recent allegation that she has just become a victim of the ninth racist hate crime committed against her — her parents say she’s a white woman.  Read the entire story.

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