"It amazes me how, after all these years, and the civil rights movement, it still comes down to what color someone is," Esther Dolezal wrote in a blog post

By Diane Herbst
June 18, 2015 10:40 AM
Courtesy Esther Dolezal

While most of Rachel Dolezal’s immediate family has publicly challenged her claims that she is black, her adopted sister, Esther Dolezal, has come to her defense.

“I fully support my sister,” Esther wrote on her blog, C’est La Vie, yesterday – along with a photo of what appears to be Esther and Rachel together.

“It amazes me how fast people are willing to tear down someone who has worked very hard to get where they are,” she continued. “It amazes me how, after all these years, and the civil rights movement, it still comes down to what color someone is.”

Esther, 20, who has not returned PEOPLE’s request for comment, was adopted by Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal in May 1995 at 3 months old, Larry Dolezal tells PEOPLE.

In her blog post, Esther wrote: “I grew up in a pretty messed up family. And by messed up, I don’t necessarily mean dysfunctional (we were that too), but just plain strange.”

In another post, she wrote: “I am a self proclaimed orphan, so I have no mother to celebrate.”

Esther’s parents tell PEOPLE that Esther is estranged from them because of a criminal case involving their eldest son, Joshua.

“Esther aligned herself with Rachel and we haven’t had any contact with her. She has decided not to have contact with us for over a year,” Ruthanne Dolezal tells PEOPLE. “Esther suffers from reactive attachment disorder and she seeks to cause trouble in the family. She is a chronic liar.”

Her adopted brother, Ezra, tells PEOPLE that Esther “was always in and out of trouble” and ended up living on a ranch for troubled kids, which Esther wrote about in another post.

Here’s Esther’s complete post in support of Rachel, titled Fakeness:

It amazes me how fast people are willing to tear down someone who has worked very hard to get where they are. It amazes me how, after all these years, and the civil rights movement, it still comes down to what color someone is. It amazes me how far people will go to tear down someone s feeling of security. How someone will use anyone they can to tear someone down. Not only do they target that person, they have to target everyone they know and love. Not caring about the chaos they leave in their wake. Not caring who, or what they destroy as long as there is ultimate pandemonium in the end.

For something that is making a difference, someone that is making positive changes in this messed up world, why would someone want to stop the good work they are doing? Why would someone want to reverse the positivity that has been created? Why does everything have to come down to race?

Fakeness.

People say it s fake. Everything that has been created. The unity, the community that has resulted. All the good that has, and people want to tear it down simply because of color.

They say leaders can t have secrets. That leaders can t have private lives with their families. That if there is one miscommunication, then nothing is true.

Some things can t be understood I guess.

But speaking of fakeness, think about the accusers.

You think they don t have secrets?

C’est La Vie. Viva La Vida. And F– the System. Peace. Signed, hot_tunes

aka. Esther Dolezal (In case you thought I was lying about my name)

With reporting by Christine Pelisek

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