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Spokane NAACP asks police to continue hate mail investigation

The Spokane chapter of the NAACP released a statement today asking the Spokane Police Department to continue its investigation into allegations of hate mail sent to the chapter. Police announced last week that they were suspending an investigation into a claim made by former president Rachel Dolezal that she received a package of threatening material in the chapter’s post office box. Documents released by police last week showed that the envelope was not stamped and had not been mailed.

In TV blitz, Rachel Dolezal says white couple may not be her real parents

NEW YORK – Rachel Dolezal’s daylong media blitz in which she denied that she is a white woman posing as a black woman culminated Tuesday night with a claim that she’s not sure her white parents are her real parents. “I haven’t had a DNA test. There’s been no biological proof that Larry and Ruthanne are my biological parents,” Dolezal said in an appearance on “NBC Nightly News.”

Spokane NAACP requests restart of hate mail investigation

NAACP leaders have asked the Spokane Police Department to restart investigations of who sent hate mail to the local chapter of the civil rights organization. Police announced last week that they were suspending their investigation of a claim made by the group’s former president, Rachel Dolezal, that she received a package of threatening material in the chapter’s post office box. Documents released by police last week showed that the envelope had not been date stamped and likely had not been processed by the U.S. Postal Service.

As Rachel Dolezal played her game, many of us played along

At the end of February, I saw a social media post about a package of racist, seemingly threatening letters that the head of Spokane’s NAACP chapter said she had received. I reached out to Rachel Dolezal, and she agreed to an interview at her home. I asked her about the 20-page package – which included gun-range target imagery and a photo of a lynching – and looked at cellphone photographs of the materials, which had been turned over to police. Police were investigating it, had assigned it to a major crimes detective, and said they were taking it seriously.

Rachel Dolezal’s claims ‘lost the trust’

Once a rising star in the Pacific Northwest’s civil rights movement, Rachel Dolezal’s career was in free fall Monday. She resigned under fire as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. Eastern Washington University removed her online biography from the faculty directory. And Spokane city officials asked Spokane’s ethics commission to investigate whether she lied while applying for a volunteer position with the police ombudsman’s office.

Rachel Dolezal’s claims ‘lost the trust’

Once a rising star in the Pacific Northwest’s civil rights movement, Rachel Dolezal’s career was in free fall Monday. She resigned under fire as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. Eastern Washington University removed her online biography from the faculty directory.

Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University for discrimination

The former NAACP leader accused of being a white woman pretending to be black once sued a historically black university for racial discrimination, claiming Howard University favored black students over her, according to court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

WA Post: The Damage Dolezal Has Done

Rachel Dolezal dominated the national media this weekend, including this article. The fascinating Rachel Dolezal story has more layers than one of those flaky Pillsbury biscuits. She’s the president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP and a professor of African American studies at Eastern Washington University, who was outed as not actually being African American.

Dolezal posts resignation on Spokane NAACP Facebook page

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.

Breaking: Dolezal stepping down as NAACP Spokane president

Will update as more info becomes available. Meanwhile read below. Members of the Spokane NAACP chapter plan to demonstrate today over the controversy enveloping their president, Rachel Dolezal, who said Sunday she’s not ready to face them and explain claims she has lied about her race.

Questions about Rachel Dolezal linger as NAACP members react

Members of the Spokane NAACP chapter plan to demonstrate today over the controversy enveloping their president, Rachel Dolezal, who said Sunday she’s not ready to face them and explain claims she has lied about her race. “This is a peaceful demonstration statement that is not about us but delivering a unified message that integrity matters,” said Kitara McClure, the former multicultural director at Spokane Community College and a member of the NAACP.

Rachel Dolezal postpones meeting with NAACP board in Spokane

Rachel Dolezal notifed Spokane NAACP members today that a meeting scheduled to take place Monday has been postponed. The meeting was to have allowed Dolezal, the organization's president, to address the growing controversy over the disclosure that she has falsely been portraying herself as black for years.

Spokane officials investigating Rachel Dolezal’s behavior on ombudsman panel

Spokane’s embattled NAACP president faces a challenge on a new front. A source close to Spokane City Hall said city officials have opened an investigation regarding Rachel Dolezal’s behavior as an Office of Police Ombudsman commissioner. The source declined to be named because the case still is open, but said the inquiry is not related to her claims about her race.