Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP Spokane chapter president accused of pretending to be black has gone a step further. She now claims to have been a founding member of the Black Panther Party.
The Black Panthers were founded in 1966 in Oakland, CA. The core practice was its armed citizens’ patrols to monitor the behavior of police officers and challenge police brutality in Oakland, CA. In 1969, community social programs became a core activity of party members. The Black Panther Party instituted a variety of community social programs, most extensively the Free Breakfast for Children Programs, and community health clinics.
When confronted by reporters about the fact that the Panthers were founded in 1966 and Dolezal wasn’t born until a full eleven years later in November 1977; Dolezal stated that she identified as a pre-fetus.
“As a pre-fetus, it was entirely possible for me to be a founding member of the Black Panthers. I even have a picture to prove it.”