NAACP leader who pretended to be black resigns
By Danika Fears
The embattled president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP said Monday she is stepping down from her post.
“In the eye of this current storm, I can see that a separation of family and organizational outcomes is in the best interest of the NAACP,” Rachel Dolezal wrote in a post on the organization’s Facebook page.
“It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the Presidency and pass the baton to my Vice President, Naima Quarles-Burnley,” she wrote.
“This is not me quitting; this is a continuum,” she added.
Dolezal, a part time professor in the Africana Studies program at Eastern Washington University, came under fire after her parents revealed last week that she was pretending to be a black woman.
On Monday, her parents accused their daughter of telling lies and attempting to “destroy her biological family.”
“She was obviously misrepresenting herself,” her mom, Ruthanne Dolezal, told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“We did not pursue exposing her. It was only after the press came to us that we were willing to answer their questions.”