Rachel Dolezal Steps Down From Her Leadership Position At NAACP


Rachel Dolezal has stepped down as the president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, just six months after she took the position, the Boston Globe reports.

Dolezal made this decision amidst allegations she lied about her race. In the past, she's claimed to be African-American and the victim of hate crimes.

Her assertions were called into question after a white couple from Montana came forward as her parents, producing a birth certificate as evidence.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Dolezal said:

This is obviously a very complicated situation for a wide array of reasons, but as comedian Dave Chappelle stated during an interview with the Washington Post,

The conversation surrounding Dolezal is confusing and convoluted, but Chappelle makes an important point as we work to address what she did and why she was motivated to do so.

Citations: Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal steps down (Boston Globe), Dave Chappelle wont be making jokes about Rachel Dolezal anytime soon (Washington Post)