Rachel Dolezal, NAACP Chapter Leader in Washington State, Resigns

Rachel Dolezal, the local leader of a branch of the NAACP civil rights group in Washington state, announced her resignation on Monday following controversy over her racial identity. She said, "It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the Presidency and pass the baton to my Vice President, Naima Quarles-Burnley." Dolezal, 37, came under intense scrutiny last week after questions emerged about her racial background. In a Spokane city application, she identified herself as white, African-American, and Native American, authorities said.