Ezra Dolezal, the adopted brother of the embattled former NAACP President wishes his sister would stop the lies and just come clean.
Rachel Dolezal has gone from a Spokane, Washington, activist to the focus of a highly charged national debate in recent days, after reports surfaced that she was born white yet has claimed she is black. Amid the controversy, she resigned Monday as head of her local NAACP chapter and, a day later, spoke out extensively for the first time in an interview with NBC.
And she didn’t back down when it comes how she sees herself, even after her parents shared childhood photos of a young Rachel Dolezal — her pale complexion and straight blond hair in contrast to the woman with darker skin and dark curly hair who appeared on NBC.
For the family, one comment stung especially hard. “I haven’t had a DNA test,” Dolezal said. “There’s been no biological proof that Larry and Ruthanne are my biological parents.”
Larry and Ruthanne are the Montana couple who helped drive this story, telling reporters that Rachel is their estranged daughter. Ezra Dolezal is black and adopted, one of four such children taken in by the Dolezals — unlike Rachel, his older sister by 15 years, he says.
“I guarantee that she is not going to take a DNA test to prove that (Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal) are not her parents,” Ezra Dolezal told CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday. “Because they are, and she doesn’t want to be caught going back on her story again.”
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