Celebrities React To Rachel Dolezal Stepping Down As NAACP Spokane President — See Stars’ Twitter Reaction
Rachel Dolezal announced on Monday that she is stepping as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter. As Gossip Cop reported, the Washington resident came under fire last week after her parents outed her as white, claiming she had been lying about being black for years.
Dolezal posted a resignation letter on the Spokane NAACP’s official Facebook page (see below), saying, “It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the Presidency.” She blamed the decision on the shift in “dialogue” to her “personal identity in the context of defining race and ethnicity,” and vowed:
“Please know I will never stop fighting for human rights and will do everything in my power to help and assist, whether it means stepping up or stepping down, because this is not about me. It’s about justice. This is not me quitting; this is a continuum. It’s about moving the cause of human rights and the Black Liberation Movement along the continuum from Resistance to Chattel Slavery to Abolition to Defiance of Jim Crow to the building of Black Wall Street to the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and into a future of self-determination and empowerment.”
Dolezal signed the letter, “With much love and a commitment to always fight for what is right and good in this world.” As Gossip Cop reported, after the controversy came to light, a number of celebrities weighed in on the situation on social media, and now stars are commenting on her resignation. Soledad O’Brien was incredulous at the turn of events, sarcastically tweeting, “She wasn’t ‘lying’ she was ‘challenging the construct of race at the core of human consciousness.’ GOT IT. #RachelDolezal.”
Meanwhile, Don Cheadle wrote, “Rachel Dolezal resigns, according to letter So is everybody happy, now?” Andy Cohen wondered, “Has the Spokane NAACP ever been so busy?????” Bette Midler, too, opted for humor, writing, “Everyone’s up in arms about Rachel Dolezal pretending to be black! I guess it’s time for me to come clean too – I’m not actually a mermaid.” And “The Real” co-host and comedienne Loni Love quipped, “Get ready Meryl for box braids ..I’ll get a salt and pepper wig to play an NAACP secretary #RachelDolezal story.”
Interestingly, two stars who previously raised the most eyebrows with their Dolezal tweets, Keri Hilson and Charlmagne Tha God, have not yet commented on her resignation. What do you think of celebrities remarking on Dolezal?