There is currently a hilarious hashtag on Twitter called #AskRachel that has caused 385,000 tweets about this trend and growing. Rachel Dolezal’s racial identity is at the center of the #AskRachel trend, with the real ethnicity of Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP, coming under fire ever since her birth parents reached out to the press, claiming Rachel is white, reports CNN.
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The 37-year-old outspoken civil rights activist has a background of Czech, Swedish, and German, say Rachel’s parents. The couple appeared on the news, saying they haven’t spoken to Dolezal in years — and that they feel it’s not right that Rachel misrepresents her true race. Now the #AskRachel hashtag seeks to challenge Dolezal on exactly how much she knows about the African-American culture.
Rachel got tripped up in an interview when she was asked whether or not an African-American man shown in a Facebook photo was actually her father, as she’d stated. That’s when the head of the local chapter of the NAACP said the black man was indeed her father. Further peppering of questions saw Rachel walking away from the interview when pressed over whether she was African-American or white.
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Dolezal stated that she prefers the term “black” over African-American, but those semantics are the least of the worries of the woman who’s come under fire for potentially lying on application forms.
WHAT COLOR IS THE DRESS #AskRachel pic.twitter.com/6KiWazm1aN
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From the hilarious to the quiz-related, the #AskRachel memes are surely causing Twitter users to be entertained on Friday evening.
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As reported by the Inquisitr, the NAACP reacted to the Dolezal controversy by reiterating that a person does not have to be black to head up an NAACP chapter.
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From questions about hair care to hair weave types to Kool-Aid and beyond, the #AskRachel hashtag is proving to be a popular one amid the controversy.
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