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BREAKING: Rachel Dolezal Resigns As President of Spokane Washington NAACP

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Rachel Dolezal
Resigns June 15, 2015 as President of the Spokane,
Washington NAACP Branch, by issuing a statement on Facebook.
Rachel Dolezal, head of the Spokane, Washington NAACP, issued a statement on Facebook moments ago resigning as the communities Chapter President of historical civil rights organization.

Dolezal was outed as a Caucasian Woman posing partially African-American by her parents Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal on June 11. The parents produced a legal birth certificate verifying their claim Rachel Dolelaz was born of Caucasian ethnicity.

Erza Dolezal, the oldest adopted Brother of Rachel Dolezal
 told CNN on June 12, he believed the former head of Spokane, Washington efforts to claim she was African-American amounted to putting on "Blackface".

Read our Article: Disconnection & Bravery: Why Rachel Dolezalz Parents Where Right To Expose The Ruse

Dolezal Facebook Statement reads as follows:
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

Ironically, Dolezal choose reference to the now famous hash-tag #BlackLivesMatter in her statement, which rose as a response to deaths of African-Americans by law enforcement authorities of Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Gardner, Trayvon Martin and over 50 other males, females since 2012. 

Yet, Dolezal
 is not African-American or "Black". Instead Dolezal choose to pull a ruse as a Mixed Race Woman who not only deeply cared but felt a imitate connection to the modern day struggles for respect African-Americans face.

And as Spokane, Washington law enforcement officials suspended as of Saturday, an investigation into claims of hate mail, threats and nooses Rachel Dolezal said she received, as they could not be verified in any aspect by local police or the United States Postal Service.

Hopefully, this sad and angering incident for many in the African-American community, Dolezal
 adopted Siblings along with her parents will teach some a lesson. Be Proud Of Who You Are, Not Who You Fake Or Worst Lie to Become.

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