Remember The White Woman Who Claimed To Be Black? Rachel Dolezal Claims New Identity

Contemporary America has a long, ongoing history of acrimonious racial conflict. The saga of the previous Presidents of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Rachel Dolezal, demonstrates how contentious and complicated the issue has become. In early 2017, Ms. Dolezal announced the release of her new memoir, entitled: ‘In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World. For several years, Ms. Dolezal has been viewed as a divisive figure in America’s conversation about racial issues. Many people see her a pioneering figure, encouraging equality and unity in America while another portion of the population believe she is a deceitful hypocrite.

The cause for such contention lies in Ms. Dolezal’s history, in 2015, the former President of the NAACP was accused by her own parents of “passing as black” and that the woman was “irrational and…disconnected from reality”. Ms. Dolezal was born to white parents and lived with 4 adopted, African-American siblings. In her new memoir, Ms. Dolezal targets the accusations of her parents and replaces their narrative of her childhood with a completely different one, saying that her: “childhood was riddled with corporal punishment…It wouldn’t have been too much of a stretch to call me an indentured servant”. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ms. Dolezal’s book where she details possible the sexual exploitation and extraordinary negligence of her parents, informing readers that she was the primary caregiver for her African American siblings and developed a strong sense of kinship with them in the process.

The highly debated story of Rachel Dolezal serves as an excellent example of the broader divergence of beliefs within America when it comes to issues of race. It is hoped that Ms. Dolezal’s new memoir will give a more definitive, fact-based account of her very controversial life but only time will tell.

Source: USA Today
Photo: Mad World News

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

A woman posted a picture of a mountain of presents piled high around her Christmas tree. The photo has gone viral, and she's been criticized for...

Miscarriage and stillbirth can be devastating for parents trying to have children, and few people will understand the struggle if they hadn't gone...

After months of threatening to put Hillary Clinton in jail, Donald Trump has decided to focus on other matters as he prepares to assume the...

When you gotta go, you gotta go. Samantha Bergh says that was the case when she went to FargoDome in Fargo, ND to see Garth Brooks as a Mother’s...

Since our country came into existence, every President of the United States has had his fair share of supporters and detractors. There have been a...

Latest News Stories

A high school student in Alabama went to school with a shirt that was perfectly within dress code requirements. She was stunned when she was...

A Colorado man is suing his doctor, nurse and pharmacist over a drug that nearly killed him. The man spent weeks suffering after being burned from...

Most U.S. criminals identify with the Democratic Party, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suggested on Monday.

The Republican presidential candidate told...

The Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year that legalized gay marriage is not necessarily the last word on the issue, according to Republican...

A newborn infant was killed in an attack by two family dogs in California, according to police.

The mom of the child opened the back door...