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Spokane, Washington NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal
was exposed by her parents Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal (pictured above)
for putting on a ruse, claiming she was African-American.
"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you" - Exodus 20:12.To deny the existence of ones birth parents is not only a travesty, but equally constitute an action which unless grave family dynamics exist, frankly should not be done. Birth parent(s) are humans making an conscious choice to extend the miracle of life to another person.
There are unique differences between denial and non-communication.
Many personal family based situations cause the morphing to an route of Non-Communication with a persons' birth parents. Circumstances such as betrayal, incest, abandonment or other deep emotional pain only personal experience can suffice. However, denial is an entire other category in itself.
As to deny existence of birth parents cuts off ones true history, roots and genealogy background.
Furthermore, disconnection from other family members who are not at fault for the physical and psychological shriving of ties, amount to an action equality wrong in nature.
To be frank, as the saying goes, "Two wrongs don't make a right."
Time may reveal or not what exactly was the cause resulting in Spokane, Washington Local NAACP Chapter President - Rachel Dolezal complete break in communication with her parents, Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal.
One factor sticks out similar to a sore thumb. Rachel, Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal were not communicating regularity, if at all, with each other.
Rachel meanwhile, erroneously believed denying any existence of her parents would not come back to bite. However, it did.
Rachel Dolezal passing ruse, portraying herself as having an African-American Father, and as a result being of mixed race, was only partially correct. Rachel ethnic make up includes native Caucasian, Indian and German Hertiage - according to Lawerence and Ruthann Dolezal.
What is does not include by Rachel's according to birth parents, providing legalized birth certificate as confirmation, is that Rachel Dolezal has any first generation African-American roots.
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Rachel Dolezal's birth certificate, provided by her parents
Lawrence and Ruthanne, provides proof the Spokane, Washington
NAACP Chapter President, is Caucasian and not of mixed race.
And thereby denied the existence of parents she freely could have chosen for whatever reason to disassociate communications, without shuddering their rights to claim her birth. Because she choose to do the latter, that is why the Dolezal's outed her.
"We are her birth parents," Lawrence Dolezal told CNN on Friday. "We do not understand why she feels it's necessary to misrepresent her ethnicity."Rachel Dolezal ruse was calculating, conning and vindictive all at the same time.
Read Our First Article on Rachel's Ruse Titled- Dear White People: It's All In The Hair - Rachel Dolezal Ruse & why she tried to "Pass"
The game: deny family, get a tan, wear wigs and braids, adopt a "Black" Father and of course reap any benefits that could have went to a deserving African-American person for herself.
Ezra Dolezal says he didn't know how to respond the day his adopted sister took him aside and asked him "not to blow her cover" about having a black father.
On that day three years ago, he said, Rachel Dolezal, 37, told him she was starting life anew in Spokane, Washington, where she's now head of the local chapter of the NAACP and chairwoman of a police oversight committee.
Ezra Dolezal, 22, came to visit her from Montana, where their parents live. His adopted sister was on her way to becoming one of the most prominent faces in Spokane's black community.
"She told me not to blow her cover about the fact that she had this secret life or alternate identity," Ezra Dolezal said Saturday. "She told me not to tell anybody about Montana or her family over there. She said she was starting a new life ... and this one person over there was actually going to be her black father," said Ezra Dolezal to CNN on June 14.Erza Dolezal, who is African-American and Caucasian and the adopted Brother of Rachel, described exactly what he believes was his Sister's true intention in the ruse.
"There was the gradual darkening of the skin and the hair," he said. "She started molding herself into who she is today," Erza Dolezal said to CNN.
He said Dolezal's transformation was tantamount to living in "blackface."
"It's kind of a slap in the face to African-Americans because she doesn't know what it's like to be black," said Ezra Dolezal, whose biological mother was white and father half-black. "She's only been African-American when it benefited her. She hasn't been through all the struggles. She's only been African-American the last few years."The NAACP, known as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, so far are standing behind Rachel Dolezal and her ruse.
"NAACP Spokane Washington Branch President Rachel Dolezal is enduring a legal issue with her family, and we respect her privacy in this matter. One’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership. The NAACP Alaska-Oregon-Washington State Conference stands behind Ms. Dolezal’s advocacy record," the NAACP wrote in a Statement June 12.Dolezal remains head of local Spokane, Washington Chapter NAACP branch. Similar to a strange double entendre moment in time, the NAACP claims a desire to advocate for African-Americans, yet have a leader amongst its rank that mocked the very nature of what "being Black in America" means in modern day times.
For the Historical Organizations behalf, the NAACP would say not only they freely accept Caucasians as members but at least four of the group founders were "White".
True, however at this point after Rachel's Ruse has been exposed, it would be curious to know how many of the NAACP current members and leaders are ethnically Caucasian, while lying about being born by one or more African-American parents.
Hopefully the organization will fess up, if more Rachel Dolezal's exist within its ranks before the media outs them first.
As for Rachel Dolezal's parents, Lawrence and Ruthanne are the true hero's in this story.
Not only as Caucasians themselves loving adopted four African-American children deserving a home and raised them as equal siblings by heart, they refused to allow their natural born Caucasian daughter Rachel to disrespect her adopted Brothers and Sisters in what Erza bravely called modern day "Blackface".
Which is why until Rachel Dolezal atones to her family first and next to anyone else harmed by the Ruse, she should be stunned and not "awarded" for her extremely disrespectful actions.