SPOKANE, Wash. - One of Spokane's most recent controversial figures in back in the limelight.
Rachel Dolezal, the former president of Spokane's NAACP chapter will be the subject of a new Netflix documentary called "The Rachel Divide".
Dolezal spent years pretending to be a black woman, even identifying herself as African-American on job application forms despite being born to white parents.
KXLY4 helped break the story when former reporter Jeff Humphrey interviewed Dolezal asking her if she was, in fact, African-American. Dolezal infamously told Humphrey that she "did not understand" the question.
An extended clip for the documentary was released Wednesday, which shows Dolezal's son Franklin struggling with his mother's choice to be in the spotlight.
Netflix plans to release the film on April 27.
Hey @Netflix,— Lorazepam Grier (@LuxePosh) March 7, 2018
Rachel Dolezal doesn't need a documentary streamed on your site. She's fraudulent and problematic. Why don't you take all that money and put it towards projects made by real black women?
I might be a sucker, but that Rachel Dolezal documentary looks compelling as hell. Nobody tell Mo’Nique plz.— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) March 8, 2018
You can argue whether or not this doc needed to be made, but all I see from this clip is a mother intentionally putting her child through anguish for purely selfish reasons. This woman can’t even give her black son the respect and support he deserves! https://t.co/I09hxiEMcP— Meagan Tomorrow (@itsmeagan) March 7, 2018
My thought: If you want perspective on Rachel Dolezal, skip the Netflix documentary. Instead read this piece with powerful insights from a real black woman-- an identity Dolezal's spent years trying to replicate. https://t.co/fxoH20jf6g— Stevee Chapman (@SteveeKXLY) March 8, 2018
“When it’s put in the limelight, I don’t think you should be pissing people off more than they already are,” - Rachel Dolezal’s son in trailer for #RachelDivide Netflix documentary.— Aaron Polevoi (@aaronpolevoi) March 8, 2018
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