Did Rachel Dolezal Pretend to be Black because of Institutional Racism at the NAACP?

NAACP Spokane leader Rachel Dolezal claimed she was black, passed herself off as black, and got a job working for the NAACP because the organization believed she was black. She has since resigned from her position after her family finally outed her as a freckled-faced white woman whose “family’s ancestry is Czech, Swedish, German and Native American heritage.” One has to wonder what took her parents so long in telling the truth about their daughter.

According to a letter posted on the NAACP chapter’s Facebook page, Dolezal wrote, in part, “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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