And the story continues to linger├óΓé¼┬ª
After lying about her race, Rachel Dolezal was supposed to have a meeting with with the executive team of the NAACP later tonight between 7 and 9pm where she would address the recent scandal regarding lying about her race.
This meeting was hopefully going to clear things up about what and why she did what she did, especially after both of Rachel’s parents, who are caucasian, came forward and gave proof that she is not African-American and said, “we do not understand why she feels it’s necessary to misrepresent her ethnicity.” On top of that, even her adopted brother, Ezra, stepped forward as well and said Rachel had asked her brother “not to blow her cover.”
Now, in an email that Rachel sent out to the Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter, the meeting has been postponed to a later date. The statement reads:
“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 don’t know exactly what this could mean or when we’ll get answers, but it’s pretty clear it’s not going to make things better and people aren’t too happy about it.
For one, Lawrence Burnley, the head of the chapter’s executive committee, said of the decision:
“I don’t see any language in the by-laws that empowers you, or any one member, to arbitrarily cancel/postpone tomorrow’s meeting.”
Honestly, we kind of agree that it may not have been the best decision. Perhaps it’s for safety, or there are higher powers that be that she must address first. Either way, she shouldn’t have planned to address it, then cancel. That’s just fueling the fire more.
Regardless, we’re VERY interested in what she does have to say regarding this whole debacle — whenever she gets around to publicly talking about it.
[Image via AP Images.]