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Rachel Dolezal resigns; read her resignation letter here

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Rachel Dolezal resigns after parents out her for not being Black

Rachel Dolezal resigns. The Spokane chapter of the NAACP president has been portraying herself as Black for years until recently when her parents outed her and basically says she is as purely white as one can be.

Today, Dolezal submitter her letter of resignation following 72 hours of ridicule and persecution.

Check out her extremely long resignation letter here.

Dear Executive Committee and NAACP Members,

It is a true honor to serve in the racial and social justice movement here in Spokane and across the nation. 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.

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.

While challenging the construct of race is at the core of evolving human consciousness, we can NOT afford to lose sight of the five Game Changers (Criminal Justice & Public Safety, Health & Healthcare, Education, Economic Sustainability, and Voting Rights & Political Representation) that affect millions, often with a life or death outcome. The movement is larger than a moment in time or a single person’s story, and I hope that everyone offers their robust support of the Journey for Justice campaign that the NAACP launches today!

I am delighted that so many organizations and individuals have supported and collaborated with the Spokane NAACP under my leadership to grow this branch into one of the healthiest in the nation in 5 short months. In the eye of this current storm, I can see that a separation of family and organizational outcomes is in the best interest of the NAACP.

It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the Presidency and pass the baton to my Vice President, Naima Quarles-Burnley. It is my hope that by securing a beautiful office for the organization in the heart of downtown, bringing the local branch into financial compliance, catalyzing committees to do strategic work in the five Game Changer issues, launching community forums, putting the membership on a fast climb, and helping many individuals find the legal, financial and practical support needed to fight race-based discrimination, I have positioned the Spokane NAACP to buttress this transition.

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. This is not me quitting; this is a continuum. It’s about moving the cause of human rights and the Black Liberation Movement along the continuum from Resistance to Chattel Slavery to Abolition to Defiance of Jim Crow to the building of Black Wall Street to the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement to the ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ movement and into a future of self-determination and empowerment.

With much love and a commitment to always fight for what is right and good in this world,

Rachel Dolezal (source: Facebook)


  1. honeybutter on June 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    call me crazy but , why is everyone jumping on this woman , maybe her parents were racist and cause her to not want to be a part of them . . maybe she is like millions of blacks like BEYONCE .SHE DONT WANT TO BE BLACK . . but yet people ignore this ovious fact buying her music and rallying to her queen bee status she built . .. i rather some come out and admitt it and move on towards telling the story . .than to ridicule one person for clearly their views on racism
    I LOVE TO SEE A WHITE ADMITT THEY WANT TO BE BLACK A LOT OF THEM DO BUT ARE AFRAID OF THE KKK AND OTHER GROUPS .. WHITE WOMEN ARE NOTORIOUS FOR TRYING TO TALK BLACK WEARING BRAIDS , AND MARRYING BLACK MEN … .. rachel only took on the role of a black woman , and its not her fault that someone didnt realize she really is white .. . so if she lied on her application i draw the line . .. she is wrong for that only …. but give the soul sister a break .. .hell no one jumped on tina marie and who was more in denial of her white irish heritage than her ? she hated being white .. and whites didnt buy her music because of it .. .. she should have been more lengendary than she has become . .more powerful of a singer than whitney houston , and mariah put together yet , ,due to her black persona blacks and whites shunned her too ………..we are some mixed up ameiricans for sure expecially black folks .. . .who should be supporting racheal for her admiration of us

    • Dallas Martin on June 16, 2015 at 12:43 am

      I couldn’t have said it better myself. I was basically telling my Black friend just that. He has done nothing for Black people in general, but he whines about her. It seems like most Black people want their cake and munch on it too.

  2. Dallas Martin on June 16, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Good. Now we can all move on.

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