It doesn't matter if you're Black or White

Rachel Dolezal, the civil-rights president of the Spokane, Washington Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) has unapologetically resigned after being exposed to be of white origin.

Dolezal claimed to have a black father on her application form to the organization, when in fact she is of Czech and German ethnicity. Her guise was uncovered when her parents came forward and unearthed her secret.

Rachael announced on Spokane NAACP facebook page that she will be stepping aside and passing the baton on, but will not stop fighting for human rights.

Even though it was a very heartfelt statement Dozier is said to have snubbed a student for not being Hispanic enough, the unnamed student stated that Rachael had said “I didn’t look Hispanic, She doubted that I could share experiences of racial or ethnic discrimination because I didn’t have the appearance of looking Hispanic.”

Isn’t that ironic and the pot calling the kettle black, sometimes the things people say and do can comes back to haunt them in Rachael Dozier’s case she was not even African American period.

Rachel Dozier cut herself off from her heritage and chose to become something else although her background suggests that she identified more with black folks due to the fact that she grew up with adopted black siblings, married a black man and had black friends. And in Spokane, the population is made up of only 2% black citizens.

Dozier is the only one that knows the reasons for her actions. It is a struggle for African Americans and that is the whole reason for having an organization that can work in their behalf.

Does it really matter in this world of hypocrisy and rules, statutes where black folk have to fight to have a place? It’s hard being in a world where black lives don’t matter. Where if a black person posed for white there would be major consequences and repercussions to face.

With Obama speaking of reparations, will white folk that have no black blood or heritage come forward and claim their place and take what rightfully belongs to those deserving of what is owed to them?


Rachael Dozier is just the tip of the iceberg.
 
-Natasha John-Baptiste 
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5 comments:

Unknown said...

Leave her alone yes what she did was wrong but inside her that's what she was and that's what she is and she felt like she's black she stood up for the rights of African Americans protesting sit on boards for the rights of black people and she's living a life as a black person and her kids are black leave her alone she's doing more then those are throwing stones at her leave her alone and let her live her life let her believe what she believe standing up for equality... can I really never paid attention that much but I just now watching this documentary on her on Netflix and I understand the anger to give his woman at break that's how she feels inside she wasn't getting rich doing what she was doing... stop picking on her she was out there fighting for the rights African Americans... what about the gay people people who feel that they are women when they are men and men who feel that they are women when they are men inside act like women act like men dress like men dress like women sex change operation what about that well it's the same with her she hung around blacks and she felt black... leave her alone and let her work and make a living like everybody else

Unknown said...

jefferyparks listen to her story

Unknown said...

I wrote that above I'm not ashamed jefferyparks

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't care she fake her ethnicity. But she also received welfare money. And had lots of money from a book.. so she committed welfare fraud. she was stealing from some of the people she was claming to help.

Anonymous said...

Just another white person trying to fake their race. There's no coon in her.

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