It is only getting worse for Rachel Dolezal, but hasn’t she suffered enough damage already? Dolezal was ousted from the Police Commissioner’s Oversight Committee yesterday. People Magazine reports that, stemming from her fibbing about her cultural roots, the Spokane Police Department removed her as chairperson on the prestigious position.
Spokane city council members voted unanimously to have three of their fellow members relieved from their duties. An investigation revealed that the members that were removed created a difficult working environment for others. The news of Rachel Dolezal’s departure is just the latest in what can be summed up as “worst week ever.”
What a week for Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane NAACP chapter. It is a week that has placed a once prominent figure into unnecessary infamy.
First, the truth about her identity is revealed by, of all unlikely sources, her parents.
Once the news broke, everything began to go south for her. She resigned from her post as president of the Spokane NAACP chapter. It was a decision that she made perhaps after the rumblings grew louder about her true identity. Behind the pressure of trying to make atonement for what had taken place, Rachel Dolezal made the best choice in leaving her position. Countless interviews have come since then and it is easy to see that with each question being asked, the answers are getting more defensive.
The fact that Rachel Dolezal is getting tensed with every question should force those who are inquiring to realize that it is time to leave her be.
On this slippery slope, how much worse can it get?
We have witnessed the inquisitions. Also, the stories just keep on coming out. This is including the CNN story with her brother stating that Dolezal is making up more lies.
“I haven’t had a DNA test. There’s been no proof that Larry and Ruthanne are my biological parents.”
Rachel Dolezal’s race revelation comes on the heels former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlin Jenner after some life-altering surgery. To some people, the two stories are apples and oranges, but there are several parallels in the mind of others.
Hiding your identity is the same regardless of situation. It does not and should not raise a stink in one case, only to denote someone for their bravery at the same time. There is even a story on The Weekcomparing the differences between Rachel Dolezal and Caitlin Jenner.
The major difference between the two situations is race versus gender.
Without getting into the obvious problem can we cease making a mockery out of what many people deem a serious issue?
Is it really appalling for someone to live their life as someone else?
At the end of the day it is all about what is inside a person’s heart. Rachel Dolezal is a black woman inside of her, when will we find our hearts and embrace her, versus trash her?
(Photo taken from People Magazine)