Her statement was noticeable for what it was not.
Rachel Dolezal, president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, resigned Monday amid allegations of lying about her race.
She stepped down in a statement that did little, if anything, to suppress the storm brewing around her and her family. Dolezal’s parents, who are white, allege that she has been presenting herself as black when she is not.
Dolezal did not address the allegations. She did not apologize.
“Please know I will never stop fighting for human rights and will do everything in my power to help and assist, whether it means stepping up or stepping down, because this is not about me. It’s about justice. This is not me quitting; this is a continuum,” she wrote in the statement posted on the NAACP Spokane Facebook page.
Dolezal said that she’s “waited in deference while others expressed their feelings, beliefs, confusions and even conclusions — absent the full story.”
Shortly after the post appeared, some on Twitter weighed in, both in support of her and against what they considered Dolezal’s deceptions.
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