Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights activist accused of lying about her race, has resigned from the NAACP chapter
in Spokane, Wash., where she served as president.
“It is a true honor to serve in the racial and social justice movement here in Spokane and across the nation,”
she wrote on the chapter’s Facebook page. “Many issues face us now that drive at the theme of urgency. Police
brutality, biased curriculum in schools, economic disenfranchisement, health inequities, and a lack of pro-justice
political representation are among the concerns at the forefront of the current administration of the Spokane
NAACP. And yet, the dialogue has unexpectedly shifted internationally to my personal identity in the context
of defining race and ethnicity.”
The news follows media backlash surrounding Dolezal after it was revealed that she was a Caucasian woman
by birth pretending to be African-American.