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Dozens turned out to the solidarity demonstration in downtown Spokane in response to Rachel Dolezal. Dozens turned out to the solidarity demonstration in downtown Spokane in response to Rachel Dolezal.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Dozens turned out to the solidarity demonstration in downtown Spokane in response to Rachel Dolezal, holding signs saying “#integritymatters.”

Kitara McClure, a Spokane NAACP member, organized the demonstration. She says many were upset because local members haven't gotten answers from Dolezal. The demonstration encouraged the community to forgive Dolezal, and also to hold people accountable, saying integrity matters for leaders.

McClure says Spokane is a resilient community and can move forward. "We need to move beyond that and move into true multiculturalism. And true multiculturalism shows how we all get along together in our community in one environment and that's what we need to do the work for.”

Other members say they hope the Spokane chapter can remain vibrant, and continue the good work.

"Our part is to forge ahead and carry on,” says Della Montgomery-Riggins, a Spokane NAACP member. “The good work that she started, we're here to complete it. We want Spokane, Wash. to come to the table. Let's talk about equality in business practices. Let's talk about equality in employment practices. Let's talk about equality."

At the demonstration, people signed a “One and All” pledge, saying they'll have zero tolerance of racism, hate and prejudice.

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