Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal steps down as president of NAACP Spokane chapter

Dolezal was elected president of the local NAACP chapter only six months ago


Colin Gorenstein
June 15, 2015 8:29PM (UTC)

Rachel Dolezal announced that she will be stepping down from her role as president of NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday morning.

Dolezal was elected president of the local NAACP chapter only six months ago.

“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 statement posted to Facebook.

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Read the full statement below:

Dear Executive Committee and NAACP Members, It is a true honor to serve in the racial and social justice movement here...

Posted by Spokane NAACP on Monday, June 15, 2015


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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