Embattled NAACP Chapter President Defiant About Her Ethnic Identity

The civil rights activist caught up in controversy over her ethnicity has insisted she is black and denounced her parents for telling the media she is white.
Rachel Dolezal, an outspoken activist for African American culture and racial injustice in Washington state, struck a defiant tone on Friday.
She attributes the controversy to ignorance over race and ethnicity.
Dolezal added she was not in touch with the couple because of an ongoing lawsuit and does not view them as her real parents.
The combative statements were likely to inflame an already combustible mix of race, lies and identity that quickly dominated the airwaves and social media.
The city of Spokane is investigating whether the 37-year-old misidentified her race on an application for the ombudsman commission, where she serves as chair.