This sorry tale of institutional racism represents a scandal to rival the treatment of the Windrush generation.
More interracial couples are appearing on TV and in advertising. But is media exposure enough to change attitudes?
While many South African police officers, who were born into poverty, grew to appreciate the job, they want more for their children - careers requiring degrees - and work to provide them.
To understand the full context of Rachel Dolezal's 'transracialism' it pays to look at the history of race and slavery.