Rachel Dolezal Named Her Son After Langston Hughes — See The Surprising Response From The Historical Figure’s Estate!

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Last Summer Rachel Dolezal came under a lot of fire for pretending to be black while leading a chapter of the NAACP.

While Rachel dealt with a lot of backlash from her decisions and has had her family drama pulled into the light as well, we’ve got some good news from the controversial woman as she gave birth last week to a baby boy!

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The 38-year-old took to Facebook to share:

Today, we welcomed the newest addition… Langston Attickus, born on 2/16/16, a healthy and perfect little guy with two proud big bros and a happy momma. (named after Langston Hughes & Crispus Attucks) ├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å
Posted by Rachel Dolezal on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

While some people might have a problem with the new mom naming her son after Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad, the executor of Hughes’ estate told TMZ that her choice is actually perfect.

Rampersad said that the Harlem Renaissance poet quite often wrote about sexual relations between different races and knew of the “pains of what used to be called a ‘voluntary Negro'” — a term used for white people who chose to fight for black rights.

Arnold didn’t stop there though as he went on to compare Rachel to NAACP leader Walter Francis White who superficially appeared to a be white, but was actually mixed.

Though there’s no word from Crispus Attucks‘ estate — Crispus was a black man who is widely considered the first casualty of the American Revolution during the Boston Massacre — getting any kind of support is definitely a mark in the win column for Rachel.

[Image via Facebook.]

Feb 22, 2016 8:19am PST

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