Rachel Dolezal Steps Down as Spokane NAACP Leader Amid Race Furor!
The embattled leader of the NAACP in Spokane is stepping down from her post, she said Monday, days after her parents’ claims that she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years sparked calls for her resignation and a nationwide dialogue about racial identity.
“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,” Rachel Dolezal said in a statement on the chapter’s Facebook page Monday.
Dolezal didn’t address the questions about her own race in her statement announcing her resignation, instead reiterating her commitment to the NAACP’s cause.
“Please know I will never stop fighting for human rights and will do everything in my power to help and assist, whether it means stepping up or stepping down, because this is not about me. It’s about justice,” she said. “This is not me quitting; this is a continuum.” More