I woke up yesterday morning and started my usual routine of scanning the iPad for stories to publish upon the Cactus News Facebook page. A half an hour or so in it, I came across a story in regards to the president from the NAACP Spokane, Washington chapter was possibly as like a white person posing like a black person, her name is Rachel Dolezal. I clicked the link to some short CNN video showing the clip in an interview with Dozenal using a local station, seemingly upon the street. The reporter started asking her a series of questions that centered upon the picture in an African American man and she said was her father, then a couple of questions if her parents were actually, white. The last question was more direct, Are you currently African American? This query resulted in her own walking away coming from the camera.

Like the day went on, I made a decision to some research and I started to find out a back story. I usually do not pursue stories of media got you, moments, this story was different. I read about her accomplishments in causes and her extensive service and contributions towards the African American community. The national president from the NAACP response was that race Isn‘t criterion for heading up any chapter from the NAACP. It was telling me that they are looking in the body of her works and her contribution towards the community and never her alleged racial identity issues.

Source : http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/06/23/16/29E1DBE000000578-0-image-m-40_1435073538857.jpg

Source : http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/06/23/16/29E1DBE000000578-0-image-m-40_1435073538857.jpg

As I research, the storyline gets to be more complex and convoluted.

Ms. Dolezal possibly posing like a black person, inside my mind, slowly becomes a back-story, an unfolding drama that‘s seemingly rooted inside an estranged relationship together with her family. Questions do arise inside my mind about why the supposed biological parents and her adopted brother made a decision to come forward about Rachel so publicly. What compelled to out their daughter with paperwork towards the likes of CNN?

There have been also issues around her recently reporting hate crimes. The complexity grows.

The Backlash :

The responses from readers and commenters upon the situation happen to be mixed, from support of her efforts and contributions, to strong suspicion, questioning why she would quit white privilege to pose like a black woman. Some think that she cheated because she avoided the suffrage of becoming an actual African American woman. Others, including members from the NAACP are seeing it like a serious betrayal that ought to be followed up with some type of retribution.

Dolezal could be facing some serious scrutiny surrounding issues like listing herself as African American, along with other ethnicities inside an application for any Spokane police ombudsman commission.

Because story unfolds, it remains to become seen whether Dolezal’s body of work and contributions overshadows her alleged rouse and whatever was the catalysts from the transformation is addressed. The reality remains that she worked inside the community, marched in protests and it would appear that the majority of folks were oblivious to her supposed alternate identity. Can there be a such thing as trans-racial, similar with race as it‘s with transgender and also a person’s gender? Can a one who identifies with another race start the transformation? Will the best narrative transcend race? Is Dolezal delusional? Time will tell because story progresses.