After several days of being a worldwide laughingstock, fake black woman Rachel Dolezal has decided to cancel a meeting scheduled for today when she was supposed to explain to NAACP members why she’s pretended to be a black woman. A sane person would just alter their appearance back to their natural white tone and get out of town.
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.
Demonstrators are expected at 35 W. Main St. between 5 and 6 p.m.
Dolezal, elected president of the local NAACP chapter about seven months ago, was expected at the organization’s monthly members meeting tonight to address the recent disclosure by her parents and other family members that she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years.
But Dolezal sent chapter members an email Sunday saying, “Due to the need to continue discussion with regional and national NAACP leaders, tomorrow’s meeting is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.”
In response, chapter member Justin Pimsanguan sent an email to members saying the chapter has business to conduct apart from Dolezal’s troubles.
Pimsanguan said Dolezal has a great record of advocacy and has brought attention to the civil rights movement, but that “it is overwhelmingly clear that the nation is laughing at us, causing great embarrassment to Spokane, our NAACP chapter and the efforts we have made for social justice.”
Lawrence Burnley, chairman of the chapter’s executive committee, emailed Dolezal and NAACP members to say he doesn’t believe Dolezal has the authority to postpone the meeting.
“I don’t see any language in the by-laws that empowers you, or any one member, to arbitrarily cancel/postpone tomorrow’s meeting,” he wrote.
Burnley also noted that the executive committee planned to meet Sunday in advance of tonight’s members meeting.
“I’m puzzled by your decision to arbitrarily cancel/postpone the meeting without input from the executive committee which is scheduled to meet today,” he wrote. “… It seems to me that it would be prudent to allow for or invite your executive committee to weigh in on a decision such as this.”
We can’t wait until she files a lawsuit for Rachel discrimination.