After being exposed for not being truthful in her identity, Rachel Dolezal has resigned as the president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP.
In a open letter posted on Facebook, Rachel stated:
“The movement is larger than a moment in time or a single person’s story,” “While challenging the construct of race is at the core of evolving human consciousness, we can NOT afford to lose sight of” the NAACP’s core mission, she wrote.
“It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the Presidency,” said Dolezal in her statement. “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.”
The story ignited debate over race and identity and blew up social media.
“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.”
In a statement last week, the NAACP lent tacit support to Dolezal, saying that racial identity is not a criteria for leadership positions in the organization.