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For almost a decade, Rachel Dolezal had folks thinking she was a Black woman … but, that was until her own family outed her!

As the caramel-complexion, kinky hair chapter President of the Spokane NAACP and the African studies professor at Eastern Washington University, Dolezal lead her life as an African-American woman. But, due to some research by  Spokeane’s The Spokesman-Review and receipts by her own (white) parents, Rachel has now been outed as being white since birth.

Ruthanne Dolezal, Rachel’s mother, told The Spokesman-Review, “It’s very sad that Rachel has not just been herself. Her effectiveness in the causes of the African-American community would have been so much more viable, and she would have been more effective if she had just been honest with everybody.” Unfortunately, Rachel and her mother haven’t spoken for years. Her father Larry Dolezal told The Washington Post, “Unfortunately, she is not ethnically by birth African American. She is our daughter by birth. And that’s the way it is.”

When the The Spokesman-Review asked Rachel if she was indeed Black she answered, “That question is not as easy as it seems. There’s a lot of complexities … and I don’t know that everyone would understand that,” later adding, “We’re all from the African continent.”

Dolezal’s story began to unravel when she made statements saying she receiving hate mail. She also claimed a Black man, who was later revealed to be an old co-worker, was actually her father. Spokane’s KXLY interviewed Rachel about the mail and her “father” and during their chat, Dolezal was asked point blank if she was African-American. Watch the video below for her reaction.

See photos of Rachel as “white” and “black” in the gallery below…

Courtesy: Dolezal Family Photos

Courtesy: Dolezal Family Photos

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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”

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It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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