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Rachel Dolezal, the leader of the Spokane, Wash., state chapter of the NAACP who made headlines last week after her parents said she has been falsely portraying herself as black for years, is scheduled to address the controversy on Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune.


Dolezal, 37, an artist and activist, reportedly sent a message to NAACP members saying she would address the situation at a Monday-night meeting of the group, according to the news outlet.

"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," Dolezal's message said. "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."

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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