The NAACP has released this statement, saying it is standing by NAACP Spokane Washington Branch President Rachel Dolezal:

Baltimore, MD – For 106 years, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has held a long and proud tradition of receiving support from people of all faiths, races, colors and creeds. NAACP Spokane Washington Branch President Rachel Dolezal is enduring a legal issue with her family, and we respect her privacy in this matter. One’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership. The NAACP Alaska-Oregon-Washington State Conference stands behind Ms. Dolezal’s advocacy record. In every corner of this country, the NAACP remains committed to securing political, educational, and economic justice for all people, and we encourage Americans of all stripes to become members and serve as leaders in our organization.

Hate language sent through mail and social media along with credible threats continue to be a serious issue for our units in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation. We take all threats seriously  and encourage the FBI and the Department of Justice to fully investigate each occurrence.

“Our daughter is Caucasian” say parents of Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal.

The President of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP is apparently not African-American, as she has been trying to disguise herself as for years.

According to reports, the parents of Rachel Dolezal spoke out in the media, revealing that their daughter is actually caucasian, who is also a chairwoman of the city’s police oversight.

She also reportedly has been teaching Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, and received her master’s degree from Howard University.

The Spokesman-Review reports:

Dolezal misrepresented herself on her application for the city commission, writing that her ethnicity included white, black, and American Indian. Officials told the Spokesman-Review they were investigating if she violated any city policies.

To read more on Dolezal, head over to BuzzFeed.

SOURCE: Spokesman-ReviewBuzzFeed | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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