Friday, June 12, 2015

It's A Strange World or, Only In America...

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Rachel Dolezal, the president of the NAACP in Spokane and former education director of the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene, is seen here as a child, when she was growing up in Northwest Montana. A family member provided this photo.

Kudos to the NAACP on their statement of support for Rachel Dolezal. While the media will likely keep this in the news for as long as it is possible American life will go on and people of all stripes will continue to struggle with the challenges of modern life and a fraying society.

NAACP STATEMENT ON RACHEL DOLEZAL

June 12, 2015
Baltimore, MD – For 106 years, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has held a long and proud tradition of receiving support from people of all faiths, races, colors and creeds. 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. In every corner of this country, the NAACP remains committed to securing political, educational, and economic justice for all people, and we encourage Americans of all stripes to become members and serve as leaders in our organization.

Hate language sent through mail and social media along with credible threats continue to be a serious issue for our units in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation. We take all threats seriously and encourage the FBI and the Department of Justice to fully investigate each occurrence.

Stories HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

8 comments:

  1. Unless there is some fraud involved here, I don't see what the problem is. It kind of falls in the same category as your right to use any name you want as long as it is not for fraudulent purposes.

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  2. Yup, if no fraud, then much ado over nothing.

    But I suppose it does call one's integrity into question for some.

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  3. I read she said her father is Black. The Right certainly blew a gasket when Elizabeth Warren went with what some relatives told her about being part native American, even though she gained nothing from doing so. Here we have a person who knew she has absolutely no African American blood, yet lied and said she did. Although if her employers do not have a problem with this, then I suppose there is no problem... except perhaps a mental one. Why has she been presenting herself as African American for so long? It seems at least a tad odd.

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  4. So what blows a bigger gasket?

    1. White woman claiming to be black.

    2. Black woman claiming to be white.

    3. Woman claiming to be a man.

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  5. Actually, all of the early leaders of the NAACP WERE white; Moorfield Story, William English Walling, Oswald Garrison Villard, Frances Blascoer, William F. White, etc. and even if you go to a meeting today you will see a ton of white folks (a ton of accountants) meandering around, none of whom are trying to pass as black.

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  6. Walter F. White (not William) was black.

    I just read that the local NAACP chapter where Dolezal worked has no problem with what she did. They've made a statement supporting her.

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