Rachel Dolezal, the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) chapter leader outed for apparently pretending to be black by her white parents, almost broke the internet last week.
The discovery of the 37-year-old's appropriation of a black identity led to approximately 40,000 think pieces in just two days.
The curious case of Dolezal's identity politicking is fascinating. But in focusing on one woman's story, headlines have been stolen from the real, continued struggles of black minority communities. Here are five other important stories about racism that you might have missed since Rachel Dolezal stole the show:
1. The Dominican Republic is deporting Haitian migrants en masse
The Dominican Republic has sparked outcry by setting a deadline of June 17th for stateless workers to register with the authorities or face deportation.
It is reported that only 300 of the 250,000 permit applications have been granted and up to 500,000 Dominican Haitians are thought to be at risk of being rounded up off the streets and bussed back over the border.