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Shocking Report: Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal Resigns, Read Her Statement

Rachel Dolezal Quits Spokane NAACP

Jun. 15 2015, Updated 1:08 p.m. ET

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Rachel Dolezal has stepped down as president of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after receiving countless criticism for pretending to be a black woman.

Dolezal took to Facebook Monday to announce her exit:

"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,” the statement reads.

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“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.”

Dolezal served as president of the organization since last year, and has significantly raised funds and memberships during her post.

https://www.facebook.com/spokane.naacp/posts/1623781377868883

Though Dolezal avoids answering why she chose to fake her racial identity, she does manage to leave some clues behind regarding her motives:

"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," she writes.

As for Dolezal’s part-time teaching position in African-American studies at Eastern Washington University, her fate remains to be seen.

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