Rev. Al Sharpton Shame on Rachel Dolezal's Parents

6/13/2015 7:11 AM PDT

Reverend Al Sharpton made it clear .... the parents of the white woman who claimed she was black while running the NAACP in Spokane betrayed their daughter by kicking her while she was down.

As you know, Rachel Dolezal and her parents have been estranged for years, and the good Reverend finds it highly suspicious they didn't speak up earlier about their daughter if they were so offended.  He says they had to know about her affiliation with the NAACP, so why the silence until now?

That said, Sharpton makes it clear ... African Americans don't have a lock on helping their fellow African Americans.