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Doug Clark: See if you can pass the Rachel Dolezal exposure test

Head fuzzy? Can’t seem to focus? Forget where you left the kids or your pot stash? Yes. I know. And I’m here to help.


New NAACP president: Dolezal’s actions shouldn’t derail group’s mission

Naima Quarles-Burnley, the new president of the Spokane NAACP chapter, acknowledged Friday that the community is hurt and angry about the actions of the chapter’s former president, Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal …


Spokesman-Review gets letter from writer who threatened Dolezal

Another letter that appears to be authored by the same person who sent a packet of threatening photos and racial rants to Rachel Dolezal earlier this year has been received …


Three members of police oversight panel, including Rachel Dolezal, asked to resign

Spokane’s independent police oversight panel is in turmoil. Three of its five members, including former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, likely will be removed by the City Council if they …


Clark: Rachel Dolezal mess taints Police Ombudsman Commission

So here we are, less than a year away from the 10th anniversary of that March day when a citizen died because he went into a convenience store for some …


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 …


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. …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 3:54 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 7:44 a.m.

Rachel Dolezal tells Today show she identified as black since age 5

NEW YORK — Rachel Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon.


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 …


Doug Clark: Dolezal at NAACP perfectly OK in fake world

Rachel Dolezal has resigned her NAACP presidency. Aw, say it ain’t so.


Rachel Dolezal commented in 2014 about racial anxiety in childhood, marriage, interviewer recalls

In a series of interviews last year, Rachel Dolezal told an Eastern Washington University art student that her ex-husband expected her to look like a white woman. “She said it …


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 …


Rachel Dolezal told student that ex-husband forced her to live as a white woman

Last year Eastern Washington University visual communication design student Lauren Campbell filmed Rachel Dolezal as part of her senior art exhibition focusing on women of color’s life experiences in Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., June 15, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Rachel Dolezal resigns as president of Spokane NAACP

Rachel Dolezal resigned as Spokane NAACP president this morning.


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2015, 3:57 p.m.

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 …


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 …


Spokane city officials investigating Dolezal’s work as ombudsman commissioner

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.


Dolezal promises to address race issue Monday; online petition calls for her to resign

Rachel Dolezal, a local civil rights activist and president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, sent out a statement late Friday promising to address the controversy swirling around her …


Dolezal keeps quiet as questions persist

Questions surrounding Spokane’s embattled NAACP president Rachel Dolezal continued to mount Friday as the black man she claims is her father seemed to imply otherwise. Albert Wilkerson Jr., who used …


College activists divided on response

Disclosures that Rachel Dolezal, a prominent Spokane civil rights activist and president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, may have engaged in a ruse to present herself as a …


The man identified by Rachel Dolezal as her father won’t confirm relationship

The black man who embattled local NAACP president Rachel Dolezal called her father in social media postings said Friday he’s reluctant to comment on the controversy.


Spokane police: investigation into Rachel Dolezal hate mail now closed

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police said Friday they’re no longer investigating racial harassment claims made by Rachel Dolezal, the head of a local NAACP chapter whose integrity was thrown …


National office of NAACP stands behind Rachel Dolezal

The national office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is standing behind Rachel Dolezal, the embattled Spokane chapter leader under fire for representing herself as a …


Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal’s claims about background disputed

Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely …


200 rally to support NAACP after package of racist materials was sent to group’s president

Nearly 200 people linked their arms together and sang songs outside the NAACP office Friday afternoon to show solidarity with the organization after a package of racist materials was delivered …


New NAACP leaders bring growth, fresh approach

On move-in day, the new office for Spokane’s NAACP was humming with activity. Two young men in the corner of the room had a wide-ranging conversation about everything from Seahawks …


100 Spokane marchers peacefully protest Ferguson decision

About 100 people marched through downtown Spokane chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” Tuesday evening to show their support for the community of Ferguson, Missouri. Tuesday’s march organized by the Spokane …