The media and commentators on "both" "sides" are now focusing entirely on Dolezal's identity.
I was afraid this would happen.
By focusing on this essentially symbolic issue, the media and commentators have neatly erased Dolezal's real non-symbolic crimes.
Claiming to be a different race is basically victimless. It doesn't waste anyone's time, and it doesn't ruin anyone else's credibility. The organizations that have hired Dolezal at various times (NAACP, "human" "rights" NGOs, police Ombuds commission) are already criminals. They have always been known as perfect sources of falsehood and evil. Her participation didn't lower their reputation. Can't lower zero.
Dolezal's real non-symbolic crimes are the long series
of false "hate crime" reports. These caused law enforcement to waste time and effort that could have been used on real crimes, and caused both media and police to lose credibility. Because the authorities never had the guts to state that the accusations were false, we were left with the strong impression that the KKK HATE NOOSES were real, and that the KKK ONE-TOOTH HILLBILLY CHRISTER FUNDY HATE CRACKERS were cleverly eluding capture. If similarly false reports had been made by a certified HONKY, the HONKY accuser would have been correctly portrayed and publicly shamed as a liar, if not necessarily charged with a crime. (In practice it appears that specific false accusations aimed at one "suspect" are sometimes punished, while generalized false reports are rarely punished.)