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:

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