Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP chapter president who was accused of pretending to be Black, released a statement today that she would be stepping down from her position (June 15, 2015).
In a post written on the Spokane NAACP Facebook page, Dolezal, who has been the butt of many a joke since being outed in an interview, stands by her commitment to civil rights, but she doesn’t address anything concerning why she lied about her ethnicity.
I have waited in deference while others expressed their feelings, beliefs, confusions and even conclusions – absent the full story. I am consistently committed to empowering marginalized voices and believe that many individuals have been heard in the last hours and days that would not otherwise have had a platform to weigh in on this important discussion. Additionally, I have always deferred to the state and national NAACP leadership and offer my sincere gratitude for their unwavering support of my leadership through this unexpected firestorm.
While Dolezal never addresses the true nature of her departure, her estranged biological parents, who confirmed she is “Caucasian by birth,” responds to her statement in a video interview and they say that hopefully she can one day be true to who she really is.
Read Dolezal’s full statement + watch video of her Parent’s response to the controversy below… Continue Reading…