BREAKING: Rachel Dolezal, Accused of Pretending to Be Black, Steps down NAACP Post. Rachel Dolezal — My Race Is a Distraction … Quits NAACP Presidency
Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP chapter president who was accused of pretending to be black, said Monday that she would step down.
“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 wrote in a Facebook post.
Dolezal has identified herself on official documents as partly black. Her parents told reporters last week that she is “Caucasian by birth,” with Czech, Swedish, German and a trace of Native American ancestry.
In addition to the job at the NAACP, Dolezal, 37, is the chairwoman of Spokane’s Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, a volunteer appointment. On the application for the job, she identified as white, black, and American Indian.