A news article from the Washington Post, here, came across my desktop this morning. It has left me sitting here, shaking my head in utter disbelief.
As a Native American woman, I am used to having discussion regarding race and heritage. Those are all well and good. I encourage people to seek out and embrace their own heritage. However, you do NOT get to decide you want to be a different race. Embrace WHO YOU ARE.
The issue in a nutshell:
Rachel Dolezal, 37, is the president of the Spokane NAACP, and has claimed to be the victim of a number of hate crimes. As questions were raised about the veracity of some of her reports this week, a white couple from Montana came forward to claim that Dolezal is their daughter.
Let that sink in just a moment. Her parents came forward THIS WEEK.
Armed with childhood photos and…
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