After Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Spokane chapter, said Monday that she was born white, her biological parents are still waiting for their daughter to take responsibility for her actions that hurt the family. Dolezal had made the comments on daytime television show "The Real," saying that she should be referred to as black, despite being born white.
Larry Dolezal, Rachel’s father told TMZ, that she should consider the confession of being born white as a step towards solving her relationship issues with her family members. He said that he wanted her daughter to take responsibility for a sexual abuse case -- which was dismissed later -- against her biological brother, Joshua. Larry also reportedly believed that Rachel helped an adopted brother, Izaiah, to seek emancipation from the family in 2010.
Larry said, according to TMZ, that he hopes "she'll be honest in everything with her family now." He added that he has not heard from Rachel since the scandal became public but hopes to get in touch soon because he want to know her and her new baby.
In the Monday interview Rachel said: “I acknowledge that I was biologically born white to white parents, but I identify as black,” to which she received applause from the audience.
The scandal around Rachel’s race erupted in June when it was revealed that she had claimed to be black despite of being born white. The case had led to a widespread discussion on white privilege and had even led to her resignation from the NAACP.