Everyone is jumping on this young lady, because she is a white woman, posing as if she is Black. All of this, and yet no one has yet stated the obvious.
Fact: Ms. Dolezal owes the African-American and broader community an apology, but it’s simply for lying about her birth race. Not for trying to represent another one.
Fact: NAACP history is actually on Rachel’s side. A white woman in leadership within the NAACP is nothing new. Or white people, for that matter.
The NAACP was founded in 1909 by — hold it….hold it…. — ‘a diverse group of leaders, largely white.’ Yes, white. As in of European and Jewish descent.
Here is a quick outtake:
“Mary White Ovington, journalist William English Walling and Henry Moskowitz met in New York City in January 1909 and the NAACP was born. Solicitations for support went out to more than 60 prominent Americans, and a meeting date was set for February 12, 1909. This was intended to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln, who emancipated enslaved African Americans.
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