Does Rachel Dolezal have some splainin’ to do?
Some people think so.
Rachel Dolezal is the president of the Spokane branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She is also a professor of African American studies at Eastern Washington University. She has been passing herself off as mixed race with an African-American father for years, until she was outed as white by her parents this week. This has resulted in considerable controversy and twitter is on fire.
The NAACP issued a statement today that race is not a prerequisite for membership in the organization or a disqualifier and it does not appear that anyone in the Spokane branch is going to call for her to step down. Nevertheless, many people are wondering why she identifies as black.
I cannot help but think about Caitlyn Jenner and wonder if Rachel Dolezal believes she is a black person born with white skin.
I judge people by what they do. Acts matter to me and if she has been doing a good job, I support her.
She does not have anything to explain to me.
What do you think?