Rachel Dolezal's Brother: My Sister Told Me Not to Blow Her Cover
Rachel Dolezal told her brother not to blow her cover as she disguised herself as a black woman, her brother said today on “Fox and Friends.”
Rachel resigned from her role at the NAACP in Spokane, Wash., yesterday after the revelation that she was born white and had been disguising herself as black for years.
She said on the "Today" show this morning that she was first identified as “transracial” in a news report while she was doing human rights work in Idaho. Then, a news article identified her as biracial, and the following report identified her as black, she claimed.
“I never corrected that [...] because it’s more complex than being true or false,” she told Matt Lauer.
But Rachel's brother, Ezra Dolezal, said that this issue comes down to his sister's integrity.
“I don’t think there's anything complex about truth, what’s true and what is not true,” Ezra told the hosts of “Fox and Friends."
Ezra said that his sister told him in 2012 not to tell anyone about her real parents, who are white, instead referring to a black man as her father.
He recalled how Rachel started to gradually change her appearance – specifically her hair and skin tone – in 2011.
Ezra refuted Rachel’s claims that she first began drawing herself as brown at the age of 5. He also said that she lied about being abused, growing up like a slave, and living in a teepee.
“Honesty is a really important characteristic and she should just be honest with everybody about everything,” he said.