The national NAACP said Friday it “stands behind” Rachel Dolezal, the president of its Spokane, Washington, chapter who lied about being black. “One’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership. The NAACP Alaska-Oregon-Washington State Conference stands behind Ms. Dolezal’s advocacy record.” Spokane city officials are looking into whether Dolezal violated the city’s code of ethics when she identified herself as black on her application to serve on the citizen police ombudsman commission. Public records show Dolezal is the biological daughter of Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal, who are both white and exposed their daughter in an interview Thursday.
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