Caught in a Hoax

Current news and social media outlets are on fire when it comes to one NAACP member and President who has deceived everyone around her for a number of years.  Brad Reifler suggested that the news broke last week about Rachel Dolezal who kept up the appearance of being African American for a number of years. A few weeks ago, her parents went on Huffington Post Live to out Rachel and tell the world and their daughter’s colleagues that Rachel was not what she seemed. Members from different races took to the internet and newsrooms to sound off on what they thought of the situation. Many have taken to ostracizing Rachel while few are standing in her corner. For those who oppose what Dolezal has done, the problem isn’t with the perception of how she sees herself, rather, how much she deceived everyone around her.

Those who are in support of Rachel are trying to understand why she did what she did instead of criticizing it. Rachel came from a very rough background and spent years waiting to get away from the same pair of parents who revealed her secret. Those who don’t understand what Rachel went through are upset at the possibility that her deception got Rachel the position in the community that she had. Dolezal wasn’t just the President of her local NAACP, she was also the chair of a police oversight committee that would monitor fair treatment during investigation. Since the outbreak of this news, Dolezal has resigned as NAACP president and chair of the police oversight committee. Dolezal is expected to release a statement sometime this week in response to the media’s questions.

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