Everyone’s favorite blond white woman posing as black activist Rachel Dolezal took to Facebook on Monday to release a statement declaring that she had resigned from her position as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter. It concludes a whirlwind past few days where Dolezal had become the epicenter of the 24-hour news cycle after her parents revealed that she is most definitely white, and not the strong black woman she had portrayed herself to be over these past few years.
Below is her Facebook statement that was posted to the NAACP Spokane page:
In her statement, she didn’t really address the issues that have been raised since she was outed as a pretender. She did make the claim that “challenging the construct of race is at the core of evolving human consciousness,” which could be seen as her at least somewhat confronting the topic at hand, in that she was born to two white parents but somewhere down the line decided to “self-identify” as black.
The main thing now is that since she has stepped down, this story will quickly fade away, and we will all move onto the next flaming car wreck to gawk at. While it is possible that we might get an Oprah interview or some other public appearance where Dolezal explains why she decided to go through this charade of racial shapeshifting, the spotlight will now shift elsewhere as she is no longer in the position of power that made her the center of attention.
It was a fun few days, Rachel!
Update: Monday evening, NBC announced that Dolezal will appear for a live in-studio interview Tuesday morning with Matt Lauer on Today and then sit down for a few other interviews that will be broadcast on other NBC programs.