NAACP branch in Spokane president Rachel Dolezal stepped down from her position and the media are anxious to report on what she is going to say in her first public appearance following the scandal questioning the accuracy her racial identity. Dolezal will also give a series of interview, most notably to NBC Nightly News, NBCBLK and MSNBC.
Dolezal publicly identified herself as black but her family claims she is white. Her parents said on Monday that she never appeared to be questioning her racial identity. "I think there's a demonstration of being irrational and being disconnected from reality," Ruthanne Dolezal said. Her father said that the course of events surrounding the scandal appeared more and more irrational.
Dolezal has stirred controversy surround the criteria which a person has to meet in order to be considered as a part of a certain race. The media are speculating whether it is okay to assume a new racial identity. The scandal culminated when Dolezal announced she was stepping down as a president of NAACP.
Dolezal wrote on Facebook on Monday: "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."
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