Al Sharpton Blames Parents for Calling Out Race-Changing NAACP Official


shaprtonAl Sharpton yesterday slammed the parents of Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal, saying he has to wonder what their motives were for revealing her to be a white woman, not an African-American, as she claims.

“On one level, you’ve got to say to her, you’re misleading us, but on another level, mom and dad, come on,” he told TMZ. “Are we gonna have this dysfunctional family stuff play out and distract us from real key civil rights causes. Be the adults here. You just now noticed she was in the NAACP?”

But still, Sharpton pointed out that the real issue is not race, as there are whites “in all of our organizations,” and who died fighting for civil rights.

“It’s not about whether she is white or black, but are you going to be honest?” he said. “Don’t be misleading… if you’re fighting for the rights of people, don’t deny who you are.”

However, Sharpton wondered why Dolezal’s parents, Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal, waited until Friday to appear on television to discuss her.

Instead, he said, they waited until she became more prominent before making their statements, Sharpton said.

“You’ve got to ask the question, ‘what are Mom and Dad’s motives here… where’ve you been?” he replied.

Her parents, Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal told CNN Friday that their daughter has been claiming to be black for years, but they were never asked about her until recently. The couple has four adopted children, three of whom are African-American and one from Haiti, in addition to Dolezal, who is their biological daughter.

They also shared a photo of her, taken while she was younger and showing her with blonde hair, and a birth certificate that lists themselves as Dolezal’s parents.

Her mother told CNN that Dolezal cut ties with them several years ago, as “she doesn’t want to be seen with us because that ruins her image.”

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  1. This whole thing is a joke. A lot of people in this country who are classified as “white” also have an African-American ancestor. Light-skinned “blacks” have been crossoing the color line and passing as “white” for centuries. In early Colonial times there was no real color line and blacks and whites intermarried, not only with each other but with Native Americans. Remember the racist leader in Kansas who turned out to be part-black and was confronted with it on TV? Or for us, the anti-Semitic Hungarian political leader who turned out to be part Jewish?

    The greatest joke would be if someone did research on her parents and found out that one of them did in fact have African-American ancestors!

  2. Leave Al Sharpton alone. Halevai we had Jewish leaders who has his guts and courage to speak out and fight for Yiddishe rights and issues like he does for black issues, etc.