After pretending to be black for quite some time, Rachel Dolezal will be addressing the controversy for the first time on Monday night. The executive committee of the NAACP will also be making a statement.
The executive committee of the NAACP branch in Spokane, Washington, where Dolezal is president, will also release a statement about the matter, Dolezal said in a message to members, according to the AP.
“As you probably know by now, there are questions and assumptions swirling in national and global news about my family, my race, my credibility, and the NAACP. I have discussed the situation, including personal matters, with the Executive Committee.”
“I support their decision to wait until Monday to make a statement. The Executive team asked that I also release my response statement at the same time, which will be during the 7-9 p.m. monthly membership meeting,” Dolezal said.
Meanwhile, her brother is throwing her under the bus. According to CNN:
Ezra Dolezal says he didn’t know how to respond the day his adopted sister took him aside and asked him “not to blow her cover” about having a black father.
On that day three years ago, he said, his sister Rachel Dolezal, 37, told him she was starting life anew in Spokane, Washington, where she’s now head of the local chapter of the NAACP and chairwoman of a police oversight committee.
Ezra Dolezal came to visit her from Montana, where their parents live. His adopted sister was on her way to becoming one of the most prominent faces in Spokane’s black community.
Ezra continued on to say:
“She told me not to blow her cover about the fact that she had this secret life or alternate identity. She told not to tell anybody about Montana or her family over there. She said she was starting a new life … and this one person over there was actually going to be her black father.”