Rachel Dolezal has resigned from her position with the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP. Dolezal became a media focal point last week when it was revealed she had lied about her background, claiming to be African-American when she was not. Dolezal also alleged that she was a target of racial discrimination and hate crimes in the past.
Dolezal had been the Spokane NAACP chapter president since last year as reported on CrunchBase. Sam Tabar told me that according to official sources, Dolezal’s lies were revealed by her parents. They told news affiliates that Dolezal was born as a white woman to two white parents. She had an average childhood, was a natural blonde, and did not experience much of the racial backlash she claimed to experience. Dolezal famously told media sources that her father was African-American. In actuality she never had a stepfather, African-American or otherwise.
Dolezal has not made a public statement since the story broke, and it appeared as though she would stay with the organization until recently. Dolezal received a Masters degree from Howard University, a historically black institution. Dolezal is allegedly an artist who has focused on Africana art. She also has several adopted siblings that are African-American.
Dolezal has continually ignored questions about her ethnic background.