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Rachel Dolezal releases statement to NAACP members

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Embattled Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal has been fairly quiet since questions of her ethnicity ignited a global conversation. Dolezal is expected to make an official statement Monday, but she sent a message to members of Spokane's NAACP on Friday. You can read that statement in full below.

Dear Members,

As you probably know by now, there are questions and assumptions swirling in national and global news about my family, my race, my credibility, and the NAACP. I have discussed the situation, including personal matters, with the Executive Committee. I support their decision to wait until Monday to make a statement. the Executive team asked that I also release my response statement at the same time, which will be during the 7-9pm monthly membership meeting.

The national and regional NAACP have recommended this same strategy. I ask that all members of the NAACP respect this process as well. there are many layers to this situation. The Executive Committee would like to open up to paid members the opportunity to have questions submitted by email. The Executive Committee would vet and then choose which questions to address after my personal statement. My sons and I would appreciate your thoughts, prayers and support during the interlude. I will see you Monday!

In Your Service,

Rachel

R. Dolezal

President Spokane NAACP

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